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Sleeping Valentin's toby (Canthigaster valentini), also known as the Valentin's sharpnose puffer, saddled puffer or black saddled toby. The toxin found in C. valentini is one of the most potent naturally occurring toxins. Their toxic skin makes C. valentini a model for Batesian mimicry, specifically by the filefish species Paraluetes prionurus which is similarly colored. Island Xiaoliuqiu, Little Liuqiu (Chinese: 小琉球), located southwest in Taiwan. Taiwan's only large coral island.
- Magnus Lundgren / Wild Wonders of Taiwan www.wildwondersofchina.com
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- www.magnuslundgren.com, www.wildwondersofchina.com
- Contained in galleries
- Taiwan - Underwater