Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Tetraodontiformes

Family: Ostraciidae

Genus: Tetrosomus

Species: T. gibbosus


This is a  peaceful species. Humpback Turretfish can grow up to 30 cm what is approximately 11 inches. It have a very distinctive shape. The dorsal surface of their body is sharp and pointing, has short tail region. The eyes are present ate the sides. The snout is relatively long protruding. The ventral surface is flat and slightly curved. The Humpback Turretfish leads a solitary lifestyle. Feeds on benthic invertebrates. Generally considered as trash fish. Its flesh and organs are poisonous. Inhabits deep coastal slopes and sheltered muddy substrates, usually in deep water offshore, but occasionally shallow near seagrass beds with silty rubble substrates and usually occurs in sandy bottoms in coastal waters.