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Fish ID Friday – Spotted Trunkfish

19 August 2016

Lactophrys bicaudalis, the Spotted Trunkfish is a funny, Toblerone shaped fish (triangular cross section from the front) with little fan fins, that flits nervously around coral heads. Black spots over a white or gold body, with pursed lips they apparently secrete a toxin when touched, meaning they can be a predators last meal. Not necessarily the best defence mechanism, to kill slowly when eaten…

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