|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 – typically indicating a male.