Valentinni’s Sharpnose Puffer (Canthigaster valentini)
Also known as the Saddled Puffer or Black Saddled Toby, Valentinni’s sharpnose puffer, is a species of puffer fish (Tetraodontidae) which is widely distributed throughout the tropical and subtropical waters of the Indian Ocean, the Red Sea and oceanic islands in the Pacific Ocean. C. valentini typically inhabits rocky and coral reefs, lagoons an external reefs at depths of at most 55 m. C. valentini is active during the day, feeding mainly on filamentous green and red algae, tunicates, and sometimes corals/bryozoans and other various other marine invertebrates. C. valentini is very poisonous and can cause harm if ingested.
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