Hypnotic eye Eye of Map puffer (Arothron mappa) <br />
Philippines. Negros island. 2012 eye,macro,philippines,underwater Click/tap to enlarge Species intro

Hypnotic eye

Eye of Map puffer (Arothron mappa)
Philippines. Negros island. 2012

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The map puffer, ''Arothron mappa'', is a pufferfish of the genus ''Arothron'', and can be found in reefs throughout the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. It reaches a maximum length of 65 cm.

It has an oval shape and the body is covered in small prickles. It is gray in color with black patterns, which could be considered map like in appearance, its identifying feature. It feeds on algae, corals, sponges, sea squirts, crustaceans and mollusks.

Like most puffers, the map puffer.. more

Species identified by fchristant
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Uploaded Feb 19, 2012. Captured Jan 10, 2012 13:34.
  • Canon EOS 5D Mark II
  • f/16.0
  • 1/160s
  • ISO100
  • 100mm