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Yelloweye pufferfish
Arothron immaculatus

Family Tetraodontidae
updated Nov 2020

Where seen? This fat plain pufferfish is sometimes seen on some of our shores, near seagrasses and reefs.

Grows to about 30cm, those seen 8-10cm. Body rather plain without markings, tail fin yellowish with a dark brown edge.
Sometimes, the eyes are yellow. Sometimes, they are found in small groups.

SIsters Island, Feb 07

Seringat-Kias, Apr 12

Yelloweye pufferfishes in Singapore
On wildsingapore flickr

Other sightings on Singapore shores

Changi, Aug 18
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on facebook.


Beting Bronok, Jul 14
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Pulau Hantu, Jul 07
Photo shared by Marcus Ng on flickr.

Terumbu Pempang Tengah, May 11
Photo shared by Loh Kok Sheng on his blog.

Pulau Semakau, May 08
Photo shared by Tan Sijie on his blog.



  • Allen, Gerry, 2000. Marine Fishes of South-East Asia: A Field Guide for Anglers and Divers. Periplus Editions. 292 pp.
  • Kuiter, Rudie H. 2002. Guide to Sea Fishes of Australia: A Comprehensive Reference for Divers & Fishermen New Holland Publishers. 434pp.
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