Puffer Fish

By Chloe Sharman and Abby Shields

Puffer Fish

The pufferfish are also known as a "blowfish" and they are able to fill their elastic stomach with lots of water and inflate into a ball shape to scare of predators and they can blow themselves up to several times their normal size. Pufferfish can grow up to be 3 feet long (1 metre).

Most pufferfish contain a toxic substance that makes them taste disgusting and sometimes deadly to other fish. There is enough poison in one pufferfish to kill 30 adult humans.

Most pufferfish are found in tropical and subtropical ocean waters, some species live in salty and even fresh water and there are more than 120 species of pufferfish world wide.

Pufferfish eat mostly invertebrates and algae, large pufferfish will even crack open and eat clams, mussels and shell fish with their hard beaks.Pufferfish are also carnivores.

Some species are considered vulnerable due to pollution, habitat loss and over fishing but most population are considered stable.

Pufferfish

Quick Facts

- Pufferfish are the most poisonous fish in the world.

- Pufferfish are very bad swimmers.

-Japanese people eat Pufferfish.

- Japanese have very thick and rough skin.

-Pufferfish are scale-less.