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Also called Orbicular Burrfish, Spiny Boxfish, Blowfish, Balloonfish, Globefish, Swelltoads, Hedgehog Fishes, Spiny Box Puffer, Round Burrfish. They hide in large sponges during the day and come out at night to feed nocturnally on hard shell invertebrates. They grow to a length of about 20cm.
Found singly and nocturnally on clear protected reefs and slopes with sponge and algal areas, at depths of 5 to 170m. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.
The third photo shows the fish in its normal condition. The first photo shows the fish in an agitated state.