The Fahaka pufferfish (from Arabic: فهقة), also known as the Nile puffer, Globe fish, Lineatus puffer (Tetraodon lineatus), is a tropical freshwater pufferfish found in the Nile river and other river basins of Africa.
Fahaka pufferfish grow to around 43 cm (17-18"). Like all puffers they have the ability to inflate when threatened and carry the toxin Tetrodotoxin. Fahaka pufferfish, like other molluscivores, feed mainly on benthic organisms which may include mussels, cockles, oysters and krill. They are typically found in large rivers, open water, weed beds and vegetated fringes in water ranging from 24°C - 26°C.