Also known as Blue-spotted Toby, False-eye Toby, False-eyed Pufferfish, Jewel Pufferfish, Netted Pufferfish, Netted Toby, Pufferfish, Sharp-backed Puffer, Sharp-nosed Puffer, Solander's Toby, Spotted Sharpnose, Spotted Sharpnose Puffer, Spotted Sharpnose Toby, Spotted Toby.
Found singly, pairs or small schools, among branches of corals, under ledges, or out in the open, over intertidal reef flats of lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on filamentous and coralline algae, crustaceans and invertebrates.
Length - 11cm
Depth - 1-36m
Widespread 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/6578