Also known as Arothron Pufferfish, Blowfish, Golden Puffer, Golden Pufferfish, Guineafowl Pufferfish, Pufferfish, Spotted Puffer, Spotted Pufferfish, Toadfish, White-spotted Balloon, White-spotted Balloonfish, White-Spotted Puffer, White-Spotted Pufferfish, Velcrofish, Yellow Dog-faced Puffer.
Found singly, over clear lagoons and seaward reefs rich in coral growth. Colour variation, usually black with white spots, but can go through a yellow phase with black spots.
They feed on algae, coral tips, detritus a wide range of invertebrates and sponges.
Length - 50cm
Depth - 0-70m
Widespread Eastern Pacific, Indo-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/6401