Lagocephalus spadiceusis commonly referred to as Half-smooth golden pufferfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic.
Lagocephalus spadiceus is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Lagocephalus spadiceus, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
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Lagocephalus spadiceus is a rather widespread and migratory puffer fish, which has found its way from the Indo-Pacific, across the Indian Ocean, through the Red Sea and the Suez Canal into the Eastern Mediterranean and the Sea of Marmara.
In addition to its migratory characteristics, this pufferfish also copes perfectly with waters with lower salt content, and is also found in river estuaries.
Lagocephalus spadiceus is according to FishBase a harmless animal for humans, but you have to be very, very careful when eating the pufferfish, because several organs are very poisonous, even potentially deadly for humans!
The muscle meat of the fish can be eaten, but several years of special training are necessary to prepare pufferfish in such a way that the animal can be eaten without health consequences.