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Notable species include the blue tang, an electric purple and blue specimen; the strange looking bluespotted cornetfish, possessing a mouth fully one third the length of its body; and the striped burrfish, a species related to blow fish
, with a body that has the wonderful pattern of a child's discovery maze.
Out first stop was Yanagibashi-Rengo Ichiba (market) where you can find the freshest fish like fuku, or the poisonous blow fish
, Buri or Yellowtail.
For years now, we've known that the fugu or blow fish
, is regarded as a prized but deadly delicacy in Japan, because the poison in its liver is strong enough to kill adult humans in only a few hours.