Pufferfish

© Jean Tresfon

Igama leentsapho eziqhelekileyo

i-Pufferfish

I-Alias

Amakhoba, i-Blowfish, i-Bubblefish, i-Swellfish, i-Honeytoads.

Igama lezesayensi

Tetraodontidae

Ubukhulu

Kuze kube yi-1 m, umyinge we-40 cm.

Ukukhangeleka

Umzimba, umlenze kunye nentloko. Umlomo wokuphela. Amazinyo amane amakhulu ahlukumeza ukwenza amacwecwe aphezulu kunye aphantsi. Umsila endaweni encinci kunye ne-tapering ukuya ekupheleni kwe-caudal. Isiqhamo, izikhumba ezingenakubalwa. Umbala uhluke kakhulu umdaka kunye na beige anamabala amnyama.

Inkcazelo jikelele

Intsapho yaseTetraodontidae iqulethwe yimigangatho eyi-19 kunye neentlobo eziyi-121. Ngamanye amaxesha udidekile nePorcupinefish. Kufunyenwe kwiindawo ezisezantsi eziphantsi kweemifula, ngamanye amaxesha kwiindawo ezisemaphandleni.

Inyama yabo inetyhefu kakhulu. Abajongi abaphantsi-basebenzise ii-pectorals zabo njengento ehamba phambili. Unokufaka imizimba yabo njengendlela yokukhusela ngokukhupha amanzi okanye umoya (xa usemhlabeni). Abahlaziyi bePelagic.

Ukutya

Ii-urchins, sponges, i-starfish, i-corals, iimbungu, i-molluscs, i-algae kunye ne-tunicates.

Ukufumaneka

Ivela kuwo onke amalwandle ashushu kunye neendawo ezitshisayo zehlabathi.

Iindidi eziqhelekileyo

Blackspotted pufferfish (Arothron nigropunctatus)
Imephu pufferfish (Arothron mappa)
Umzekelo (Canthigaster valentini)