Guinean Puffer (Sphoeroides marmoratus)

Also known as Bandtail Puffer, Blowfish, Brown Puffer, Guinean Pufferfish, Pufferfish, Spinyback Blowfish, Swelltoad, Toadfish

Description

Also known as Bandtail Puffer, Blowfish, Brown Puffer, Guinean Pufferfish, Pufferfish, Spinyback Blowfish, Swelltoad, Toadfish.

Found mainly in shallow waters over sandy areas of estuaries, coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on algae and invertebrates.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 1-100m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic

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/13810

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