Common Pufferfish

Scoentific name - Tetraodontidae


Phylum -Chordata


Class-Actinopterygii


Habitat-Shallow waters and coral reefs


Feeding habits- Shellfish aquatic plants.


Range-shallow waters and coral reefs

Conservation status- Least concern


Interesting facts-They have deadly venom. They are considered a common delicacy in Japan


Characteristics-They range in size from the 1-inch dwarf or pygmy puffer to the freshwater giant puffer, can grow 2 feet in length. They are scaleless fish and usually have rough to spiky skin. All have four teeth that are fused together into a beak-like form.

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