Porcupine Puffer Blowfish, also known as balloonfish or globefish, are generally believed to be the second-most poisonous vertebrates in the world, after the golden poison frog. The liver and other internal organs and sometimes even the skin contain tetrodotoxin, which is highly toxic to most animals when eaten.
Although pufferfish are relatively slow, they more than make up for this thanks to their unique and distinctive natural defenses. When it is pursued, Blowfish puff themselves by quickly gulping lots of water which makes them expand like a balloon. Each of its “porcupine” spines have very pointed edges. If a predator is unlucky enough to not heed their warning, they may die from chocking. Puffers also have the unique ability of being able to move their eyes independently and some species can even change the color or intensity of their patterns in response to environmental changes. Others, however, use their bright coloring to their advantage as warning coloration to potential predators.
The quills are sharp on the ends and should be handled with care. Google eyes have been added for display and a nylon fishing line with a hanging ring has been added for display purposes. Fishing hooks may still be attached. You will receive a blowfish similar to the one pictured. Please keep in mind that these were once living creatures, so variations are to be expected.
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