Fish ID: Blackspotted Pufferfish (Female)

Pufferfish blackspotted pufferfish female hp
Family Pufferfish (TETRAODONTIDAE)
species Arothron nigropunctatus
size Up to 30cm
locality Coastal environments rich in invertebrate growth
behaviour Solitary, often seen feeding on growth
range Tropical and subtropical Indian and Pacific Oceans

Identify as a pufferfish through lack of spines, paddle-like pectoral fins, posterior and anal fins. Slow ungainly swimmer. Blackspotted is also called the dog-faced which is probably the easiest way to distinguish this variant. Colour can be anything from bright yellow, to brown to white to blue-topped. Female is usually pale in colour.