Many-lined Pufferfish (Arothron multilineatus)

Also known as Blowfish, Multi-lined Pufferfish, Pufferfish, Swelltoad, Toadfish

Description

Also known as Blowfish, Multi-lined Pufferfish, Pufferfish, Swelltoad, Toadfish.

Found singly over sandy bottoms of reefs.
They feed on corals, benthic invertebrates and molluscs.
Length - 43cm
Depth - 2-40m
Widespread Indo-West 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/67932

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