Animal Update: Bandtail Puffer

A bandtail puffer has been added to our Atlantic Coral Reef exhibit!

Published February 19, 2016

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Did you know? Bandtail pufferfish can be poisonous if eaten! 

This species can be found throughout the Western Atlantic from Massachusetts to Brazil. They typically stay within the seagrass flats in and around coral reefs. 

The typical diet of a bandtail puffer consists of small crustaceans, mollusks and echinoderms (like sea urchins and sea stars). 

Stay tuned for more behind-the-scenes updates! 

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