Also known as Arothron Puffer, Blowfish, Map Pufferfish, Mappa Pufferfish, Pufferfish, Scribbled Arothron Puffer, Scribbled Puffer, Scribbled Pufferfish, Scribbled Toadfish, Toadfish.
Found singly and close to shelter, over deep drop-offs, in clear water, lagoons and sheltered reefs.
They feed nocturnally on algae, benthic invertebrates, and sponges.
Length - 60cm
Depth - 4-30m
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.in/summary/7857