Orange-saddle Fugu Pufferfish (Takifugu ocellatus)

Also known as Fugu Puffer, Ocellated Puffer, Orange Saddle Puffer, Orange Saddle Pufferfish, Peacock Puffer, Pufferfish

Description

Also known as Fugu Puffer, Ocellated Puffer, Orange Saddle Puffer, Orange Saddle Pufferfish, Peacock Puffer, Pufferfish.

Found singly, pairs or in small schools over rubble areas of lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on algae, crustaceans, invertebrates, molluscs.
Juveniles found in brackish freshwater.
Length - 15cm
Depth 1-20m
Asia - China, Viet Nam

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/Takifugu-ocellatus.html

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