Porcupinefish

© Johan Boshoff

Vito ra ntolovelo ra xindyangu

Porcupinefish

Vito rinwana

Blowfish, Balloonfish, Globefish

Vito ra xi science

Diodontidae

Size

Ku fika ka 90cm, hintolovelo 35cm

Nhlamuselo

Yina miri wa xirhendzevutani, lowu nga goveka nyana laha kusuhi na nhloko xikanwe nale ndzhaku eka ti caudal fin. Nhloko yitala kuva yikulu kutlula miri. Yiva na ti spine to leha nato koma eka miri wa yona hinkwawo. Yina matinu lawa ya nga tonswa swinene emakumu. Mihlovo yayona ya hambana hambana kambe hixitalo wuva wuri wa buraweni yo vonikela na swicoticoti swodzwihala kumbe xitshopani.

Vuxokoxoko

Ndyangu wa yona wufika eka 6 na tinxakaxaka ta 19. Yifana ngopfu na Pufferfish kambe leyi yina ntshiva e henhla ka yona. Ntshiva wa yona wutshama wu yimele e henhla nkarhi wunwana wuyimela ehenhla loko yi chavisiwile.

Eka tinxaka tinwani ntshiva wa tona wuna vuxungu. Yikota no kurisa miri wa yona yikuva yifundza mati yotala. Yiluma ngopfu loko yipfukiwile. Yikumeka emakorhweni laha yitumbelaka kona na nhlekani. Yitshikela matandza leswaku yita kurisa rixaka.

Swakudya

Swakudya swa yona swikatsa ti urchins, molluscs, sponges na makheche.

Kuhangalaka

Yikumeka eka tinxaka hinkwato ta malwandle laha misaveni.

Common species

Porcupinefish (Diodon hystrix)
Shortspine porcupinefish (Diodon liturosus)
Yellowspotted porcupinefish (Cyclichthys spilostylus)