Ringed Toadfish (Omegophora armilla)

Also known as Pufferfish, Ringed Pufferfish, Ringed Toado

Description

Also known as Pufferfish, Ringed Pufferfish, Ringed Toado.

Found singly over sandy bottoms of bays, estuaries and rocky reefs.
They feed on benthic invertebrates.
Length - 25cm
Depth - 1-140m
Widespread Eastern Indian Ocean

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.
This Pufferfish can give a nasty bite! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/14570

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