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Grayish/green with white spots, small beak like mouth, with eyes high on the head. Dark & white rings around the base of the pectoral fin. Upto max 48 centimetres.
On coral & rock reefs & slopes. From 6 to at least 40 metres depth. Solitary, feeds day & night on algae and invertebrates, including seastars. In Eastern Pacific found from Baja California to Panama
Skin, intestines and organs contain highly toxic tetraodotoxin - a very potent neurotoxin, which is produced by a bacterium. When threatened inflates by drawing in water.
Spotted on Feb 26, 2011
Submitted on Jan 14, 2012