1 - 2 pounds
8" - 11"
The Striped Burrfish is a small pufferfish that resembles the porcupinefish. They are distinguished by the following: the Striped Burrfish has immovable spines that are shorter and less pointed covering its spherical body.
Its color is generally brown to olive on the upper body part, and pale yellow on the lower part. The back and sides of the Striped Burrfish have wavy striped colored black or brownish. It also has many huge black spots on the sides, one is found behind the pectoral fin and another below the dorsal fin. It has short but sharp spines all over its body. The Striped Burrfish has a large head with beautiful, bulging yellow eyes containing blue-green specks.
The Striped Burrfish feed on invertebrates like hermit crabs, oysters, mussels, barnacles, and mall crabs. They like snails and other fish creatures with hard shells. They squash and eat their prey using their powerful beaks. Sometimes, the Striped Burrfish consume their food whole including the shells. They are primarily carnivorous but they may also eat algae.
The Striped Burrfish can grow up to around 10 inches long.