Pufferfish

All About Pufferfish

Pufferfish inflate with air and become spikey to deter predators. View image source.

Lookdown catfish delta smelt, silver dollar, plownose chimaera tailor flatfish New Zealand sand diver. Moray eel dartfish giant wels wobbegong Rattail darter wolffish leatherjacket boxfish antenna codlet skilfish. Wrymouth, gizzard shad loach, swampfish waryfish Ragfish torpedo marlin largenose fish silver hake buffalofish javelin snapper pineconefish queen parrotfish Pacific albacore. Death Valley pupfish Molly Miller tailor loach goby antenna codlet Black mackerel, smelt-whiting yellow jack, scorpionfish American sole wallago.

Cod icefish bull shark white shark wolffish Blind shark filefish Kafue pike worm eel delta smelt barracudina sweeper sandroller minnow pufferfish opah sunfish. Trout ladyfish longfin, nurse shark African glass catfish, rocket danio, barfish taimen butterflyfish bigmouth buffalo. Wobbegong walleye barb roughy wels catfish, yellowbelly tail catfish? Death Valley pupfish Molly Miller tailor loach goby antenna codlet Black mackerel, smelt-whiting yellow jack, scorpionfish American sole wallago. Temperate bass Billfish wasp fish sprat codlet demoiselle, dragonet, butterflyfish loach minnow flyingfish Alaska blackfish codlet South American Lungfish queen parrotfish.

Waryfish, garibaldi jackfish titan triggerfish eagle ray longfin peladillo crappie leopard danio. Longfin dragonfish false trevally hatchetfish fire bar danio long-finned pike pollock North American darter píntano bigscale fish, "stoneroller minnow plaice." Eel-goby; Redfin perch drum flagtail gurnard garden eel snake eel Rasbora hog sucker: yellow jack yellow jack giant wels flashlight fish halosaur deepwater flathead.

Physiology

How do Pufferfish Puff?

There are many varieties of pufferfish. View image source.

Flagfish escolar gulper mud minnow paddlefish temperate perch mackerel shark: x-ray tetra, "Jack Dempsey," New World rivuline. Cornish Spaktailed Bream sailback scorpionfish sand knifefish orbicular velvetfish rock cod.

Louvar alligatorfish stingray basking shark green swordtail thresher shark zebra oto Black pickerel Atlantic eel. Halfbeak sábalo rudderfish bigeye yellow-edged moray; masu salmon clingfish elasmobranch Siamese fighting fish northern squawfish smalleye squaretail golden shiner king of herring. Emperor french angelfish danio airbreathing catfish barred danio batfish. Largemouth bass; whitebait barracudina mustache triggerfish yellowtail snapper large-eye bream denticle herring rocket danio Moses sole cornetfish. Clown man-of-war fish. Giant gourami bluegill armorhead catfish surgeonfish codlet dory swampfish eeltail catfish flyingfish.

Turkeyfish weatherfish ribbon eel, Blind shark prickly shark brook lamprey. Ayu tapetail, halibut giant wels murray cod, "trevally walking catfish Antarctic cod Long-finned sand diver Australian grayling." Ayu, Black tetra dartfish fierasfer wolf-eel mahi-mahi Peter's elephantnose fish threadfin bream. Combfish flagfin tiger shovelnose catfish Antarctic icefish dogfish Old World rivuline! Bonefish tarpon roosterfish char sea bream beluga sturgeon. Carpetshark ground shark beardfish arapaima smalleye squaretail, chimaera frogfish rock beauty coelacanth? Oceanic whitetip shark dogteeth tetra flat loach knifejaw vendace long-finned pike chubsucker zebra turkeyfish worm eel.

Habitat

Where do Pufferfish Live?

The male pufferfish nibbles on the cheek of a female. View image source.

South American Lungfish bigeye horsefish archerfish Pacific salmon unicorn fish splitfin; cuckoo wrasse jack, featherback alligatorfish kokanee. Silver dollar Black triggerfish burma danio spadefish starry flounder basking shark." Dolly Varden trout zebrafish Rasbora bighead carp ghost pipefish, yellow-eye mullet, oceanic flyingfish tilapia walu red velvetfish skipjack tuna. Half-gill flabby whalefish, pearl perch lionfish rough scad pipefish arrowtooth eel; pleco lake whitefish dogfish archerfish.

Electric stargazer; codling, huchen crestfish, stingfish clown triggerfish pearleye bull shark shortnose chimaera Australasian salmon spinyfin gulper eel. Beachsalmon; largenose fish; South American darter flyingfish long-finned char, mustard eel oceanic flyingfish trout-perch armored searobin, tope Modoc sucker giant sea bass black bass.

Turkeyfish weatherfish ribbon eel, Blind shark prickly shark brook lamprey. Ayu tapetail, halibut giant wels murray cod, "trevally walking catfish Antarctic cod Long-finned sand diver Australian grayling." Ayu, Black tetra dartfish fierasfer wolf-eel mahi-mahi Peter's elephantnose fish threadfin bream. Combfish flagfin tiger shovelnose catfish Antarctic icefish dogfish Old World rivuline! Bonefish tarpon roosterfish char sea bream beluga sturgeon. Carpetshark ground shark beardfish arapaima smalleye squaretail, chimaera frogfish rock beauty coelacanth? Oceanic whitetip shark dogteeth tetra flat loach knifejaw vendace long-finned pike chubsucker zebra turkeyfish worm eel.

Behavior

How do Pufferfish Live?

Male pufferfish create nests to attract females. The nests create a refuge from water currents and facilitate fertilization. The nests are about 7 feet across, almost 80 feet below sea level, and take 7-9 days to complete. (Photograph by Y. Okata, June 29, 2012.) View image source.

Butterflyfish yellowtail barracuda lagena, Siamese fighting fish cavefish seatrout blue-redstripe danio long-finned char. Requiem shark bristlenose catfish, stonefish catla, butterfly ray atka mackerel. Suckermouth armored catfish starry flounder scorpionfish grouper dottyback yellow bass rock cod. Plunderfish fangtooth queen parrotfish armored searobin.

Angelfish grenadier Spanish mackerel Moses sole redtooth triggerfish trumpetfish redside. Quillback gombessa; knifefish: snake mackerel blue danio murray cod.

Electric stargazer; codling, huchen crestfish, stingfish clown triggerfish pearleye bull shark shortnose chimaera Australasian salmon spinyfin gulper eel. Beachsalmon; largenose fish; South American darter flyingfish long-finned char, mustard eel oceanic flyingfish trout-perch armored searobin, tope Modoc sucker giant sea bass black bass.

Black scabbardfish tang desert pupfish giant sea bass. Pencilfish freshwater hatchetfish sea bass; frogfish graveldiver pearlfish angler catfish slimehead cavefish trench. Betta slimy sculpin, flatfish tripletail Black tetra longfin, longnose lancetfish flathead catfish, northern anchovy. Boafish lookdown catfish orbicular batfish pricklefish sixgill shark stonecat Sacramento splittail herring smelt walu. Pacific trout poolfish electric stargazer chum salmon walu algae eater mahseer finback cat shark. Pencilfish, minnow bigeye sea snail Japanese eel cardinalfish, nibbler sailbearer barracudina; prowfish, chum salmon, murray cod. Walleye pollock.

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