Arothron caeruleopunctatus, Adult. Photo: Ian Shaw
Dark body with light blue or white spots and light blue rings around eye. Lacks dark circular mark on pectoral fin base as on A. hispidus, has light underside unlike A. meleagris, and A. stellatus has black rather than light spots.
Max Size: 80 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 24.7-31.0°C
Habitat: Coral Reef
Threats: Exploitation, Habitat degradation
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