Torquigener albomaculosus, or the white-spotted pufferfish, is the twentieth discovered species of the genus Torquigener. The species was discovered in the ocean waters around the Ryukyu Islands in Japan off the south coast of Amami Oshima Island. Observed depths of the species range between 10 to 27 m (33–89 ft). The fish's head and body are colored brown with white spots at the back. Its abdomen is silvery-white with white spots.
The males are known for creating circular-shaped nests in the sand, measuring 2 m (6.6 ft) in diameter. Such nest designs were noticed since 1995, but their creation remained a mystery until the species' discovery. The nests are created to attract mates through the nest's impressive design and ability to gather fine sand particles, both of which influence a female's mate choice. Males never reuse a nest. As of 2014, the white-spotted pufferfish is thought to be the only species of pufferfish that create the shapes.
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Habits The white-spotted pufferfish have been known to create interesting sand patterns on the ocean floor to attract a mate. 
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