Black-spotted Pufferfish Arothron nigropunctatus

Black-spotted Pufferfish
Black-spotted Pufferfish with Lionfish behind
The Black-spotted Pufferfish, also called the Dog-faced Puffer, is native to tropical areas of the Indian and western Pacific Oceans.
Dog-faced Pufferfish
Black-spotted Pufferfish
Black-spotted Pufferfish
It grows to 33cm or around a foot long. There is an off-white and a bright yellow form, both with black spots. It is solitary and territorial.
Black-spotted Pufferfish
Black-spotted Pufferfish
Black-spotted Pufferfish
Like all pufferfish, it can inflate its body like a ball to discourage predators. It also has a deadly toxin if eaten. The teeth are for crustaceans, molluscs, other invertebrates, sponges, algae and coral.