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How do you spell puffer fish?
Last Updated: 1st March, 2020
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Also question is, is puffer fish one word?
The Tetraodontidae are a family of primarily marine and estuarine fish of the order Tetraodontiformes. The family includes many familiar species which are variously called pufferfish, puffers, balloonfish, blowfish, blowies, bubblefish, globefish, swellfish, toadfish, toadies, honey toads, sugar toads, and sea squab.
One may also ask, how poisonous is a puffer fish? Almost all pufferfish contain tetrodotoxin, a substance that makes them foul tasting and often lethal to fish. To humans, tetrodotoxin is deadly, up to 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide. There is enough toxin in one pufferfish to kill 30 adult humans, and there is no known antidote.
Regarding this, what happens if you touch a puffer fish?
The puffer fish has the remarkable ability to expand its body extremely quickly when faced with danger, unavailing it's long poisonous spikes that cover its body. If a fisherman catches a puffer fish, they will never touch the spikes as they are highly toxic to humans and animals.
How does a puffer fish work?
Pufferfish inflate by rapidly pumping water into their stomach. Studies of the Long-spine porcupinefish (Diodon holacanthus) show it has evolved a stretchy stomach which has lost its digestive function to allow it to puff up. Although puffers have evolved to suck in water, if lifted out they can sometimes suck in air.