Canthigaster amboinensisis commonly referred to as Ambon Pufferfish, Ambon Toby, Sharpnose Pufferfish, Spider-eye Puffer, Spotted Toby. Difficulty in the aquarium: Not for beginners. A aquarium size of at least 500 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic.
Canthigaster amboinensis is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Canthigaster amboinensis, 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.
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Canthigaster amboinensis (Bleeker, 1864)
Canthigaster amboinensis, also known as the Ambon Toby and Spider eye puffer, has a tropical Indo-Pacific distribution and is found from East Africa to the Galapagos Islands, north to southern Japan and Hawaii, south to the Great Barrier Reef and the Society Islands. Occurs in shallow outer reef areas, often in the lower reaches of the surge zone to depths of 10 m. Omnivorous; feeding on algae and a wide variety of benthic animals.
The Ambon Toby is brown dorsally on head and body shading to whitish ventrally with small pale blue spots on body and basally on caudal fin. Small dark brown spots on lower side mixed with blue, and blue lines radiating from eye. Numerous close set small pale blue spots or irregular lines on cheek.
Canthigaster amhoinensis is one of the faster swimming species of the genus. They have arepelling substance in their skin, which protects them from predators.