This Guineafowl puffer fish is at home throughout the Indo-Pacific. Its range extends from East Africa, east to Panama, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to the Easter Island. In the eastern Pacific, it occurs in Guaymas and from Mexico to Ecuador.

Arothron meleagris


- This is the scientific name of the puffer fish - is mainly found in coral-rich areas of clear lagoon and seaward reefs. It prefers oceanic localities.

The Guineafowl puffer fish feeds on the tips of branching corals, but will also feed on e.g. sponges, bryozoans, algae and detritus.

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