Arothron nigropunctatus, Adult, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns, Australia, Photo: Joe Shields
Arothron nigropunctatus, Adult. Photo: Ian Shaw
Arothron nigropunctatus, Adult. Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Base colour variable, but always dark around mouth and a sparse scattering of small black spots. Usually a lighter patch in front of eyes.
Max Size: 33 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 22.2-31.6°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (17% 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