Fingerprint Toby (Canthigaster compressa)

Also known as Compressed Toby, Fine-spotted Puffer, Fine-spotted Pufferfish, Fine-spotted Puffer Toby, Fingerprint Sharpnose Puffer, Fingerprint Sharpnose Pufferfish, Pufferfish, Sharp-nosed Pufferfish, Toby

Description

Also known as Compressed Toby, Fine-spotted Puffer, Fine-spotted Pufferfish, Fine-spotted Puffer Toby, Fingerprint Sharpnose Puffer, Fingerprint Sharpnose Pufferfish, Pufferfish, Sharp-nosed Pufferfish, Toby.

Found singly or in pairs over shallow silty waters of bays, channels, harbours, lagoons and reef flats.
They feed on algae and invertebrates.
Length - 12cm
Depth - 2-25m
Widespread Western Pacific

The bodies of Pufferfish are covered in a toxic mucus, if the skin or flesh is consumed it can be fatal to humans.
When threatened they will puff up like a football to deter predators. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/6542

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