May 2, 2008

Watch Your Step

Brittney was on spring break at Fort Macon, NC, a few weeks ago and came across this carcass on the beach. I'm thinking some iteration of puffer fish, but can any of you ichthyologists ID it?

It blends in pretty well with the beach gravel and shell fragments. Better watch where you step, you North Carolinians. You might end up with some punctured soles.


Indrifan said...

I think that's a striped burrfish, Cyclichthys schoepfi. Though I'm no ichthyologist, just a google image surfer who doesn't want to do his proper work on a Friday afternoon.

Arachnophile said...

awh... poor little beached guy/gal.