Black-Spotted Pufferfish

Common Name:
Black-Spotted Pufferfish
Chordata (Chordates)
Arothron nigropunctatus
Average Size:
30 centimetres

(Arothron nigropunctatus) Black-Spotted Pufferfish/Toadfish, or Dog-Faced Pufferfish live in depths as shallow as three metres and as deep as 25 metres in tropical and sub-tropical seas of the Indo-Pacific region. They feed mainly on live corals. Like their name suggests, they can inflate (puff up) when they feel threatened. They do this by swallowing the sea water around them.

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