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Jewel Puffer Fish

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Description of the Jewel Puffer Fish

The Jewel Puffer Fish has a 'false eye' on it's back which distracts predators from the real eyes and head.

Popular Name: Jewel Puffer Fish
Species: Canthigaster solandri

 


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Jewel Puffer Fish




Profile of the Jewel Puffer Fish

This Profile contains interesting facts and information about the Jewel Puffer Fish species.

 

  • Size: Max 5 inches

  • Fish Tank conditions: Temperature 80 F - pH 8.3 - Minimum tank size 30 gallons

  • Temperament: Usually peaceful if the tank has adequate volume.

  • Diet / Feeding: Mainly branching corals and occasionally, sponges, molluscs, bryozoans, tunicates, forams, and algae.

  • Habitat: Marine reef associated - Maximum depth 36 m
     

  • Behaviour: Should not be combined with Starfish, hard corals and invertebrates
     

  • Range: Indo-Pacific

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Scientific Classification of the Jewel Puffer Fish

Definition: Scientific classification, or biological classification, is how biologists group and categorize species of organisms with shared physical characteristics. Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy.

  • Species: Canthigaster solandri

  • Popular Names: Spotted Sharpnose Puffer - Peacock puffer - Honeycomb Toby Pufferfish - False Eye Toby

  • Kingdom: Animalia

  • Class: Actinopterygii

  • Order: Tetraodontiformes

  • Family: Tetraodontidae


Interesting Facts and Information - How do you identify the sex of a Jewel Puffer Fish?


The males and females of many fish species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other fish species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!


I
nteresting Facts and Information - Why are Jewel Puffer Fish slimy?


Jewel Puffer Fish secrete a type of mucus, or slime, from their skin. This slime provides protection against parasites and infections and helps the Jewel Puffer Fish to move through the water faster. Some fish species also release toxins in their slime which ward off enemy attacks. Other fish species use their slime to feed their young.



Interesting Facts and Information - Why do Jewel Puffer Fish have gills?


Gills enable the Jewel Puffer Fish to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some fish species however have lungs and breathe air.


Interesting Facts and Information - Why do the Jewel Puffer Fish have fins?


A fin is an external appendage or "limb" of a fish. Fins are used for directing, stabilizing, or propelling the different fish species in water. Numbers of fins vary between fish species, but there are usually seven. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:

  • Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. The Jewel Puffer Fish has Dorsal fins to lend stability in swimming.
     

  • Ventral fins. The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. The Jewel Puffer Fish has Ventral fins to lend stability in swimming.

  • Caudal fins. The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. The Jewel Puffer  Fish has Caudal fins to propel through the water.

  • Pectoral fins. The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. The Jewel Puffer Fish has Pectoral fins to for locomotion and side to side movement.

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  • Interesting Information about Jewel Puffer Fish

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why are Jewel Puffer Fish slimy?

  • Why do the Jewel Puffer Fish have gills?

  • Facts about Fish Species - Why do the Jewel Puffer Fish have fins?

  • Species:  Canthigaster solandri

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  Facts about Jewel Puffer Fish

  • Puffer fish are called 'fugu' in Japan where they are a very expensive delicacy despite being extremely poisonous

  • There are over 120 different species of puffer fish

 

 

Facts about Jewel Puffer Fish

  • A single Puffer fish contains enough poison to kill 30 humans!

  • Sharks eat puffer fish; they are not affected by its poison

 


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