Long-spined Tripodfish (Juvenile) (Pseudotriacanthus strigilifer)

Also known as Blotched Triplespine, Blotched Tripodfish, Golden Triplespine, Golden Tripodfish, Longspine Tripodfish, Long-spined Triplespine, Triplespine Fish, Tripodfish

Description

Also known as Blotched Triplespine, Blotched Tripodfish, Golden Triplespine, Golden Tripodfish, Longspine Tripodfish, Long-spined Triplespine, Triplespine Fish, Tripodfish.

Found singly over mud and sand flats of coastal waters also entering estuaries.
They feed on benthic invertebrates.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 2-100m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

Triplespines or Tripodfish are in the same family as pufferfish and ocean sunfish, but they also have a trigger spine like triggerfish and filefish which is usually much longer and two more spines in place of ventral fins. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/8191

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