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Photo of burr fish underwater

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The Pacific burrfish (Chilomycterus affinis) is one of the rarer species of puffer fishes found in the Galapagos Islands. When inflated, the entire body projects the sharp spines (the 'burrs') outwards. This individual was in the channel between Sombrero Chino and James Island—an area which offers some of the best snorkeling in the islands.

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