The Porcupine fish has an effective form of protection. When threatened, it can puff itself up and stick out sharp needle-like spines. It lurks in cave openings and recesses. Occasionally, it is found in grassy areas. It gets its name from it's long, sharp spines which are usually kept at its side, and are extended only when it inflates its body
Its range is the Caribbean north to Massachusetts, and south to Brazil; the Gulf of Mexico; and occasionally Florida.
Illustration thanks to Paolo Vecchi at the Fish-Watching in the Maldives Web Page
Back to the Hide & Seek Sea
|Hide & Seek Sea||Hiding Rocks||Camalflage Laws||Overview||Dragonfly Home|
This document has been accessed 11,494 times since
9/9/97 to May 29, 2002 on the MIAVX1 Server. It has been accessed a total of 1 times.
This document was last modified on Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 09:40:12.
Please send comments and suggestions to