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Noun1.Tetraodontidae - puffersTetraodontidae - puffers        
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Plectognathi, order Tetraodontiformes, Plectognathi - boxfishes; filefishes; globefishes; ocean sunfishes; triggerfishes; puffers
globefish, puffer, pufferfish, blowfish - any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers
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One of the few I recognised was a puffer fish - one of nature's comedians and great fun to watch.
The team found that this method could accurately show the invasion of several fish species into the Mediterranean like the puffer fish known as a Spiny blaasop and also give them an accurate picture of how healthy the reef system is based on the species diversity and the rate of reproduction in the fish living there.
Summary: Agartala (Tripura) [India], November 30 (ANI): Three members of a family have died and five others are in critical condition after they allegedly consumed a toxic puffer fish, popularly known as 'Fotka' fish, at Mohanpur in West Tripura district.
Policemen have confiscated boxes of the forbidden dried puffer fish, locally called 'butete' or 'tikong', in this town's public market on Tuesday morning.
The Neptune's Dread is raised by inflated puffer fish, tied to the ship by kelp, and a helpful whale, and Penguin Blue and his friends are towed home by a grateful Captain Walker Plank.
99) is illustrated by Debbie Ridpath Ohi and tells of Bob the puffer fish and his best friend Sea Monkey, who have a big problem.
In winter the faded flowers remain like cast-iron puffer fish as reminders of the summer past and add real presence to your winter scheme.
The Centre for Health Protection (CHP) of the Department of Health is today (August 21) investigating a suspected case of puffer fish poisoning affecting a man aged 67 and hence reminds members of the public not to consume puffer fish.
Tetrodotoxin (TTX) was extracted from the gonads of Puffer fish Lagocephalus lunaris obtained from the Red Sea.
The case was investigated by police who determined that the two had been poisoned from the consumption of Lagocephalus, a member of the puffer fish family.
From a crocodile donning avocado leather, to a puffer fish woven with booboo cane, these creatures will welcome gallery visitors on an intriguing journey of discovery.
His chest and stomach became massively swollen - he was like a puffer fish.