A 5cm puffer beauty from Struis Bay. Photo Niel Falck
Puffer beauty (Chelonodon pleurospilus)
Niel Falck saw two of these small puffers while snorkel at Struis Bay harbour. He estimated that both were about 5cm long. This species is only known to occur from Xora river mouth to Durban, and is considered rare. It attains about 20cm.
References:
Smiths' Sea Fishes, MM Smith and PC Heemstra, 1986
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