Also known as False-eye Puffer, False-eyed Pufferfish, Orangenose Pufferfish, Papuan Toby Puffer, Pufferfish, Sharp-nosed Puffer, Spotted Sharpnose Puffer, Toby.
Found singly or in pairs, over both pristine, and silty water drop-offs, of coastal and outer reefs, rich in coral growth.
They feed on algae and benthic invertebrates.
Juveniles found in shallow estuaries.
Length - 9cm
Depth - 2-50m
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/Canthigaster-papua.html