Guineafowl puffer

Guineafowl Puffer

Arothron meleagris

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The guineafowl puffer has a rounded body covered with prickles, and is generally brown or golden in color, depending on life stage. The color can be highly variable.

Did You Know?

This puffer can inflate by inhaling water or air.

Diet

Guineafowl puffers are omnivorous, feeding mainly on the tips of branching corals and, to a lesser extent, on sponges, mollusks, bryozoans, tunicates, forams, algae, and detritus.

Size

The guineafowl puffer can reach 20 inches in length.

Range

Indo-Pacific Ocean

Population Status

This species is not threatened.

Predators

Large fish prey on this puffer.

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