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Guineafowl Puffer

(Arothron meleagris)

  • Animal Type

    Fish

  • Exhibits

    Blacktip Reef

  • Range

    Indian Ocean

    Pacific Ocean

Overview

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.

Quick Facts

Learn more about the guineafowl puffer! Did you know that this puffer can inflate by inhaling water or air?

The guineafowl puffer can be found in the Indo-Pacific.

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.

The guineafowl puffer can reach 20 inches in length.

This species is not threatened.

Large fish prey on this puffer.

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