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Synonyms for pufferfish

delicacy that is highly dangerous because of a potent nerve poison in ovaries and liver

any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe

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The Porcupinefishes are related to the similar Pufferfishes, which share the ability to inflate but generally lack large spines though the skin is often tough and prickly.
gibbosum, such as the Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus), Hogfishes, (Lachnolaimus maximus) and Pufferfishes, Tetraodontidae spp.
The origin of the unusual beak of pufferfishes has been discovered, giving new clues about how such unique structures can evolve, a new report mentions.
2005; Inoue & Nakaya 2006), like genera of unrelated pufferfishes (Breder & Clark 1947) and two genera of filefishes, Brachaluteres and Paraluteres (Clark & Gohar 1953), in the teleost order Tetraodontiformes.