Torquigener flavimaculosusis commonly referred to as Red sea pufferfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Has a poison harmful to health.
This is a general hint!
Torquigener flavimaculosus has a harmful toxin.
As a rule, animals with a harmful poison do not pose any danger in normal Aquarieaner everyday life. Read the following husbandry information and comments from aquarists who already keep Torquigener flavimaculosus in their aquarium to get a better picture about the possible danger. However, please be careful when using Torquigener flavimaculosus. Every human reacts differently to poisons.
If you suspect that you have come into contact with the poison, please contact your doctor or the poison emergency call.
The phone number of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org
Hardy & Randall, 1983
Torquigener flavimaculosus is a recent emigrant to the Mediterranean Sea via the Suez Canal.
The pufferfis is a reef-associated species and it lives in a depth range of 3 to 57 meters.