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, black with white spots and yellow 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