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Leopard Toby Puffer

30th October, 2023 Environment

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  • A "super rare" creature that roams in the depths of the ocean has been spotted off the coast of Australia.

What is a Leopard Toby Puffer?

  • It is a deep-water reef species that is relatively new to the aquarium trade.
  • The fish has both stripes on its anterior and spots along its sides, with touches of iridescent blue highlighting the eyes and tail.
  • Members of the Canthigaster genus are called Sharp-nosed Puffers or Tobies.
  • It lacks pelvic fins, but has learned to use the pectoral fins to move about the aquarium.
  • The Leopard Toby Puffer eats a variety of food, including squid, krill, clams, and hard-shelled shrimp to help wear down their ever-growing teeth.


Q. Recently, Leopard Toby Puffer was in the news. What is it?

1.Deep-water reef species

2.Starfish species

3.Sea Anemone


Choose the correct code.

1.    A

2.    B

3.    C

4.    D


Option 1. A