Central American Sharpnose Puffer Info
The Spotted Sharpnose Puffer has a solid, slightly compressed body that’s depth is between 47% and 51% of the standard length. They are all dark brown in hue and apart from their white belly and transparent fins, are covered by several tiny white spots. Their head is big and blunt, with big elevated eyes, a smaller jaw, as well as a large pointed snout. They have powerful, strong teeth. Their backs have a distinct line between their eyes and the dorsal fin. They have gill openings that are short and close before the pectoral fins. The anal fin of their body has between 8 and 10 rays, while their dorsal fin is home to eight to ten. Both fins are tiny with similar shapes and positions, with small bases. They are located well behind the body. Their caudal fins are smooth with 10 rays. the pectoral fins contain 15 to 18 rays They do not contain pelvic fins. The body is not scaled and their skin is soft but hard with only a few tiny spines.