CLOWN TOBY FACTS
The top half of the Clown Toby is yellowish or brownish with many fine blue spots and fine lines. The bottom half is white or yellow with fainter spotting. Along the centre there are two parallel dark stripes with a white stripe in between that run the length of the body. It has been recorded that the dark stripes often fade in males, and can disappear altogether when courting. Often seen in pairs.
length to 23cm
deep coastal and offshore reefs to depths of 250 m
Feeds on algae, corals, bryozoans, echinoderms, molluscs.
The Clown Toby is found in the Southwest Pacific including Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island, New Zealand, New Caledonia. In Australia it is found around the New South Wales coast.
|Common Name:||Clown Toby|
Relatives in same Genus
Saddled Puffer (C. valentini)