Take a look at what the male puffer fish does to attract a mate…. amazing!
Type: Fish….Diet: Carnivore….Size: Up to 3 ft (1 m)….Group name: School….
There are more than 120 species of pufferfish worldwide.
Puffers are scaleless fish and usually have rough to spiky skin. All have four teeth that are fused together into a beak-like form. It’s very common for all puffer fish ingest huge amounts of water (and air sometimes) which increases their body size and turn them into odd-looking ball-like creatures. Quick transformation scares predators away.
Amazingly, the meat of some pufferfish is considered a delicacy. Called fugu in Japan, it is extremely expensive and only prepared by trained, licensed chefs who know that one bad cut means almost certain death for a customer. In fact, many such deaths occur annually. One puffer fish contains enough toxin to kill 30 adult men.