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Canthigaster rostrata (Bloch, 1786)
Caribbean Sharpnose Pufferfish
Sharpnose puffers are omnivores that consume small reef invertebrates, such as crabs, shrimps, polychaete worms, and snails; they may also graze on sponges, algae, and seagrass. These fish, like other puffers, possess tetrodotoxin which makes them poisonous to eat. As such, most reef predators avoid them. However, they are still occasionally consumed by groupers, snappers, barracuda and eels.