Good morning Tuesday here we are still checking out some creatures this week we have Guineafowl Pufferfish also known as the Arothron meleagris, but of course it is commonly known as the guineafowl puffer or golden puffer, is a pufferfish from the Indo-Pacific, and Eastern Pacific. It is occasionally harvested for the aquarium trade. It reaches 50 cm in length
The guineafowl puffer is a poor swimmer and can easily be caught by predators. However, when threatened, this species has the incredible ability to swallow water and inflate itself to several times its normal size. Though the process takes a few seconds, it is quite effective at scaring off predators. However it isn't its only defence its also covered in spines is highly poisonous if eaten.
It is either bright yellow or black with yellow spots, the dark ones are more toxic. It has four large constantly growing teeth that are joined together to form a beak-like structure. It eats squid, krill, calms, crabs and other hard shell crustaceans which help wear the teeth down.