Striped Puffer (Arothron manilensis)

Also known as Blowfish, Manila Puffer, Manila Pufferfish, Narrow-lined Puffer, Narrow-lined Pufferfish, Narrow-lined Toadfish, Narrow-striped Pufferfish, Pufferfish, Striped Pufferfish, Toadfish

Description

Also known as Blowfish, Manila Puffer, Manila Pufferfish, Narrow-lined Puffer, Narrow-lined Pufferfish, Narrow-lined Toadfish, Narrow-striped Pufferfish, Pufferfish, Striped Pufferfish, Toadfish.

Found singly over mud, sand, and in seagrass beds, in silty areas of sheltered estuaries, shallow lagoons, and seaward reefs.
They feed nocturnally on benthic invertebrates.
Length - 31cm
Depth - 2-20m
Widespread Western 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/7187

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