Macaronesian Sharpnose Puffer (Canthigaster capistrata)

Also known as Pufferfish, Sharpnose Puffer, Sharp-nosed Puffer

Description

Also known as Pufferfish, Sharpnose Puffer, Sharp-nosed Puffer.

Found singly over boulders, platforms, outcrops and vertical walls rich in algae growth.
They feed on algae and invertebrates
Length - 25cm
Depth - 0-20m
Widespread Eastern Central 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/61212

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