Fish Facts: Southern Smooth Puffer – Sphoeroides Nephelus

The Southern Smooth Puffer is found Northeast Florida and northern Gulf of Mexico, the Bahamas and Mexico and Lesser Antilles. They are found in bays, estuaries and protected coastal waters.

Southern Smooth Puffers are solitary and they feed primarily on shellfish but wont turn down fish if they can manage to catch one. Like other puffers the southern puffer can inflate its body when threatened.