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Puffers are in the family tetraodontidae and are called such for their ability to draw in sea water into their stomachs when frightened and can triple in size. These fish's internal organs contain a tetrodotoxin, which is powerful enough to kill a human, depending on the specie of puffer. Not all puffers have spines. The porcupine puffer is the one with spines, which make the fish look like a big spikey ball when inflated. The porcupine puffer is not a true puffer, but is a diodon. This specie also has tetrodotoxin in the organs. In Japan this fish is called fugu and is eaten, thought to be a delicacy and very expensive. Only licensed highly trained sushi chefs are allowed to serve this fish. The puffer fish cannot excrete toxins, but their cousin, the toby, can.

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Is a puffer fish a fish?

Yes, a puffer fish is a fish.

Is puffer fish is mammals?

No, a puffer FISH is a FISH

Is a puffer fish cartilaginous?

a puffer fish is not a cratilarginous fish

When a large fish comes after a puffer fish, the puffer inflates its body to increase its size. Which behavior is shown by the puffer?


How is a puffer fish adapted?

puffer fish are ugly

What is the plural form of puffer fish?

Puffer fish.

What is daily life for a puffer fish?

puffer fish wake up hunt. Then eat the food. The puffer fish try not to get eaten. so if you like puffer fish or blow fish help them

Is a puffer fish nice to other non-puffer fishes?

Most Puffer Fish are compatible with fish around the same size of the Puffer Fish. If you have a fish a lot bigger, or smaller than the puffer, it has a lower chance of being "nice" to the other fish.

Are puffer fish poision?

Yes, the Puffer Fish is a poisonous type of fish.

Is a puffer fish amphibian or a mammal?

Neither. It is a fish. That is why it is called a “Puffer fish.”

In which zone does the puffer fish live.?

were do puffer fish live and were do they not

Is the porcupine puffer fish and the spiny puffer fish the same?


Where do puffer fish get their food where do puffer fish get their food?

The ocean.

Do puffer fish bite?

Yes, Puffer Fish do bite.

Does a puffer fish have scales like some other fish?

No,Puffer Fish are scaleless fish.

Can puffer fish be in a tank with other fish?

Yes they can! I have a Puffer Fish in a tank with other fish.

How are puffer fish related to other fish?

there not related to any fish only puffer fish

Can other fish eat puffer fish?

No, Because most puffer fish has toxic.

How many puffer fish are on earth?

There are over 200,000 puffer fish

Are puffer fish herbivores carnivores or omnivores?

Puffer fish are omnivores,

How do puffer fish suriviv e?

The puffer fish survives by its poison.

What are the symptoms when a puffer fish stings you?

Puffer Fish cannot sting.

Are puffer fish from the rainforest?

No. Puffer fish live in the ocean, not in rainforests.

Do the puffer fish travel in groups?

No Puffer Fish Do Not Travel In Groups

Can 1 puffer fish kill anuther puffer fish?