Canthigaster rostrata (Caribbean Sharp-Nose Puffer)

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When: 01 January 2004

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Description: The standard length of the Caribbean sharp-nose puffer is nineteen millimeters. This image was taken with a Nikon D1X 5.47-megapixel camera with a 105-millimeter f/2.8D AF Micro-Nikkor lens and dual Nikon SB28 flash units.

Creator/Photographer: Belize Larval-Fish Group 2004

The Division of Fishes of the Smithsonian's National Museum Natural History has sent several teams to Belize in order to photograph larvae in the field. The 2004 team included Julie H. Mounts and Carole C. Baldwin from February 18 through 25, and David G. Smith, Lee A. Weigt, and Claudette Decourley from February 25 through March 11.

Medium: Digital photograph

Geography: Belize

Date: 2004

Repository: National Museum of Natural History, Division of Fishes

Image ID: canthigaster_rostrata_adult


Owner: Smithsonian Institution
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4 years ago a contributor from Vaucluse, Australia suggested this image is from 2004