The Stripped Burr Fish, or Spiny Box Fish (Chilomycterus schoepfi), may look cute and cuddly, but its spines and
beak-like mouth make it a tricky fish to catch. Although it is not commercially valuable, they often get caught accidentally, or wash up on beaches. The Burr Fish is a member of the Porcupine Fish family and puffs up its body by swallowing great amounts of water as a defense mechanism!
Come by to check out our new friend!