Torquigener albomaculosus is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Torquigener albomaculosus, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org
This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!
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Very special thanks for the first three photos of Torquigener albomaculosus to Dr. Keiichi Matsuura, the scientist, who described this amzaing pufferfish, the fantastic photos were taken by Mr. Yoji Okata!
Thanks very, very much!
This species has been observed by divers at 10-27 m on sandy bottom. Another population is found around 30 m at the northern part of Amami-oshima Island. Its behavior of building large geometric circles on sandy bottoms, makes this species unique.
The circular structure plays an important role in influencing female mate choice, it functions to gather fine sand particles for constructing nests in preparaton for spawning.