Mimic Saddle Puffer Information
If the fish was to be detained as a fake or fraud, the Mimic Saddle Filefish could end up in jail. It’s a fake. Mimic Saddle Filefish is not actually a pufferfish in any way, it’s actually a Filefish that has evolved over time to look and behave like pufferfish.
Why? to protect itself from predators.
Pufferfish can be poisonous due to tetrodotoxin found in their skin as well as other tissues of the body. They are poisonous to a variety of species of fish, so because they look like pufferfish, and act exactly like one, the fake saddle filefish will keep predators away from seeking to consume the creatures. The Mimic Filefish is not poisonous.
They not only appear like puffers, but they are also similar to them. They live in the same water and even shoal with the genuine Valentine Puffers.