Did you know?
It is an omnivore that feeds on mollusks, sea urchins, hermit crabs, snails, and crabs during its active phase at night.
They use their beak combined with plates on the roof of their mouths to crush their prey such as mollusks and sea urchins that would otherwise be indigestible.
The Porcupine pufferfish occurs in tropical and warm temperate marine waters. They are found over the muddy sea bottom, in estuaries, in lagoons or on coral and rocky reefs around the world in tropical and subtropical seas.
These are also know as Long-spined porcupinefish. It has long spines on the head and body. There are small dark spots on the body and large blotches above the eyes, on the dorsal fin base and above the pectoral fins. When they are threatened, they inflate their bodies by swallowing water. Their surface is very flexible, allowing expansion of the body to up to three times its original size.
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