Masked Puffer (Arothron diadematus)

Also known as Masked Dogfish, Masked Pufferfish, Masked Pussy Pufferfish, Panda Pufferfish, Pufferfishes, Red Sea Pufferfish

Description

Also known as Masked Dogfish, Masked Pufferfish, Masked Pussy Pufferfish, Panda Pufferfish, Pufferfishes, Red Sea Pufferfish.

Found singly or in schools over fringing reefs rich in coral growth.
They feed on live corals especially branching corals.
Length - 30cm
Depth 1-30m
Western Indian Ocean - Red Sea

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/Arothron-diadematus.html

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