Burrfish, Spiny Boxfish, Spiny Puffer, Blowfish, Globefish, Swelltoads, Hedgehog Fishes, Spiny Box Puffer, Three-barred Porcupinefish.
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Also known as Burrfish, Spiny Boxfish, Spiny Puffer, Blowfish, Globefish, Swelltoads, Hedgehog Fishes, Spiny Box Puffer and Three-barred Porcupinefish.
Found singly, sometimes in schools in coastal and off shore reefs often close to estuaries.
They feed nocturnally on hard shelled invertebrates.
Length - 43cm
Depth - 1-50m
Porcupinefish spines lay flat, but when threatened they can inflate like a "football with spikes" so the spines are facing outwards to deter prey. The have a plated mouth structure for crushing shells or "fingers".
Can give a nasty bite!
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