The Pufferfish lives in the demersal, freshwater, brackish, marine environment.

A pufferfishPhotograph by Chris Laughlin/Animals Animals-Earth Scenes Pufferfish Profile - Biologists think pufferfish, also known as blowfish, developed their famous “inflatability” because their slow, somewhat clumsy swimming style makes them vulnerable to predators. More

Pufferfish, called pakpao, are also consumed in Thailand, usually by mistake, at times these fish are eaten because they are cheaper to buy, and there is little awareness or monitoring of the situation. More

Pufferfish use a combination of pectoral, dorsal, anal, and caudal fins for propulsion, making it unmaneuverable and an easy target for predators. More

Fugu (河豚, 鰒, フグ?) is the Japanese word for pufferfish and is also a Japanese dish prepared from the meat of pufferfish (normally species of Takifugu, Lagocephalus, or Sphoeroides) or porcupinefish of the genus Diodon. More

The pufferfish is truly unique. Just by looking at a pufferfish, you can tell that it is no ordinary fish. Some have likened the puffer fish to underwater hamsters or even panda bears. More

or Pufferfish are not a fish for the novice. They require special care and feeding. They are considered hardy only in the sense that they will almost always adapt to aquarium foods and are long lived in a premium environment. More

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pufferfish can contain levels of tetrodotoxin sufficient to produce rapid and violent death. The flesh of many pufferfish may not usually be dangerously toxic. More

The Pufferfish is also known as the blowfish, fugu, swellfish, and globefish. It is called the pufferfish because when it is threatened, it puffs up to about twice its normal size by gulping water. More

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Pufferfish will lay sinking eggs that are guarded by the pair, after a month the larvae hatch and move into the plankton layer to develop. More

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The poison found in pufferfish, blowfish, balloon fish, toads, sunfish, porcupine fish, toadfish, globefish, and swellfish is a tetrodotoxin. This is one of the most toxic poisons found in nature. More

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Pufferfish in estuaries eat such animals, thus bioaccumulating toxin in skin and organs. The fish do not experience toxic effects due to a single point mutation in their sodium channel receptors (2). More

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The pufferfish itself is not susceptible to the poison due to a mutation in the protein sequence of the sodium channel pump on the cell membranes. More

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Most pufferfish contain a toxic substance that makes them foul tasting and potentially deadly to other fish. The toxin is deadly to humans. More

Common names

Ban dian dong fang tún in Mandarin Chinese
Finepatterned puffer in English
Huin-jom-pok in Korean (한국어)
Komon-fugu in Japanese (日本語)
Komonfugu in Japanese (日本語)
Pufferfish in English
斑点多纪鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
斑點多紀魨 in Mandarin Chinese
網紋多紀魨 in Mandarin Chinese
网纹多纪鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
흰점복 in Korean (한국어)

Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Tetraodontidae
Genus : Takifugu
Species : Takifugu poecilonotus
Authority : Temminck & Schlegel,1850