A common porcupinefish with 3-4 dark vertical bands or blotches on the sides, and long white to yellowish spines that usually lie flat against the body. It is one of the smallest members of the porcupinefish family
When threatened, globefish rapidly inflate themselves with water or air to become spherical in shape. This causes the spines to stand out from the body, making it very difficult for predators to attack.
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What habitats does Diodon nicthemerus live in?
Estuarine seagrass beds, or shallow algal reefs and jetties
What is the distribution of Diodon nicthemerus?
Southern Australia including Tasmania
How big does Diodon nicthemerus grow?
Can grown up to 30cm
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