Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Star pufferfish on cover from Palau

I received cover from Palau with star pufferfish on stamp, from souvenir sheet issued on 1.1.2019. Star pufferfish (Arothron stellatus) is a demersal marine fish belonging to the family Tetraodontidae. It is found in tropical and subtropical waters from the Indian Ocean and Red Sea as far as Polynesia, southern Japan, the western, northern and eastern coasts of Australia and Lord Howe Island. It is a relatively uncommon species and lives close to external reef slopes and sheltered lagoons with clear water, but mainly in close proximity to sandy areas, at depths from the surface down to about 58 m.

Thank you, Li Ming!

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