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Scientific Name: Diodon nicthemerus

Description: Globefish are a uniquely southern Australian fish and are widespread in a range of habitats including reefs, weedy areas, and around jetties and pylons.

When threatened, globefish rapidly inflate themselves with water or air to become spherical in shape, causing the spines to stand out from the body, making it very difficult for predators to attack or swallow.

Globefish have teeth fused into beak like jaws and feed mostly on hard-shelled invertebrates that live on the bottom.

Type: Bony Fish
Where to find: Subtidal Reefs
Size: 30cm