Here’s a cutie for a funny Friday fish face. The image of this Balloon Fish (Diodon holocanthus) was captured in Ambon Harbour, Indonesia. A member of the porcupine fish family, these guys and gals can inflate themselves up into a really round ball as a defense when threatened. This fish was about a foot long.
I have never made a puffer fish puff up, but have seen a few in my travels, and they are for sure a pretty hilarious vision – a round spiky bumbling ball of a thing, with flimsy little fins trying (ineffectively) to steer a course for such a momentarily big fish.
I was hoping to have another chapter of the Komodo Chronicles ready to share for the weekend, but alas, life has got in the way. Hopefully soon…
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