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Three-bar Porcupinefish at Julian Rocks, Byron BayThree-bar Porcupinefish at Julian Rocks, Byron Bay
Three-bar Porcupinefish
(Dicotylichthys punctulatus)

Generally these pufferfish prefer not to be photographed and they turn around as soon as they see a camera approach. Their small pectoral fins are not always sufficient to get them out of trouble and they inflate if they feel threatened, their spikes sticking out. We wonder who won the battle photographed on the right: the wobbegong or the porcupinefish.