Also known as Caribbean Sharpnose Puffer, Pufferfish, Sharpnose Pufferfish.
Found singly or in pairs, swimming close to reef margins, mangroves, and seagrass beds, of lagoons and seaward reefs.
They feed on algae, crustaceans, invertebrates, seagrass, and sponges.
Length - 12cm
Depth - 1-40m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean
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/4291