Arothron manilensis, Adult, Great Keppel Is, Qld, Photo: Andrew Green
Arothron manilensis, Adult. Photo: Ian Shaw
Arothron manilensis, WA, Australia, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Narrow dark stripes and dark circular patch around pectoral fin base which lacks yellow or white margin as on A. hispidus (stars-and-stripes puffer).
Max Size: 31 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 19.7-32.2°C
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: extract from RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland