Pufferfish

© Jean Tresfon

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Pufferfish

Vito rinwana

Puffers, Blowfish, Bubblefish, Swellfish, Honeytoads.

Vito ra xi science

Tetraodontidae

Size

Ku fika eka 1 m, hintolovelo 40 cm.

Nhlamuselo

Yina miri wa xirhendzevutani na nhloko yo leha laha kusuhi na nomo. Yiva na matinu ya 4 lawa kulu ehenhla nale hansi ka nomo. Ncila wa yona wularile wutlhela wu benda loko wuya le ka caudal fin. Nhlonge yayona yitsindziyerile swinene kambe ayina magwaru. Mihlovo ya yona ya hambana hambana kambe yitala kuva ya buraweni na beige laha yivaka na swicoticoti.

Vuxokoxoko

Ndyangu wa yona wukule kuya kwalomu ka 19 na tinxakaxaka ta 121. Nkarhi wunwana unga yi kohlweka kuva yiri Porcupinefish. Yikumeka letshakwini ra lwandle laha kunga tsindziyelangiki kungana mabaku nyana na swakudya swa kahle. Nyama ya yona yina khombo swinene hikuva yina phoyizeni.

Yihlambela hiku nonoka laha yitirhisaka ti pectoral fins kuva yi famba famba. Yikota kuva yikurisa miri wa yona hikuva yi fundza mati kumbe moya leswaku yita tisirhelela eka valala loko yi humile ematini. Yitshikela matandza kuva yi andzisa rixaka.

Swakudya

Swakudya swayona swikatsa ti urchins, sponges, starfish, corals, worms, molluscs, nkuxu na tunicates.

Kuhangalaka

Yikumeka eka tinxaka hinkwato ta malwandle laha misaveni hinkwayo.

Common species

Blackspotted pufferfish (Arothron nigropunctatus)
Map pufferfish (Arothron mappa)
Model toby (Canthigaster valentini)