Guineafowl puffer

Characteristics

  • Toxic.
  • Feeds on hard corals and certain anemone species.

Description

Adult:

  • Individuals may be one of the two colour phases: body black and covered with numerous white dots, or bright yellow with a few black dots.

Juvenile:

  • Body black with orange yellow dots.

Common Name: Guineafowl puffer

Family Common Name: Pufferfishes

Scientific Name: Arothron meleagris___(Anonymous, 1798)

Genus: Arothron

Maximum Length: 50 cm (Total Length)