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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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The families Muraenidae, Blenniidae, Gobiidae, and Labridae had two species each, and the families Synodontidae, Holocentridae, Cirrhitidae, Sciaenidae, Serranidae, Tripterygiidae, Tetraodontidae, and Diodontidae had one species each.
The list under 'B' alone, when read aloud, can be a tongue twister: baga-baga, bagaong, bakoko, balang o pez volador (Excoetidae), balila, banak (Mugil cephalus Linn.), bangokngok, barangan, bikuda, bidbid, bonito, buan-buan, buguing, bungayngay, butete (Tetraodontidae) and buteteng saguing (Spheroides lunaris Bleck et schn.).
First record of the Lessepsian migrant Lagocephalus sceleratus (Gmelin 1789) (Osteichthyes: Tetraodontidae) in the Cretan Sea (Aegean, Greece).
Studies on the Tetrodotoxins of Lagocephalus lunaris (Bloch & Schneider) (Fishes: Tetraodontidae) from the Red Sea.
Other TTX- possessing species such as puffer fish (Tetraodontidae) have been shown to have virtually no TTX when raised in captivity, whereas they have very high levels of TTX in the wild (as reviewed by Williams 2010).
Tetrodotoxin is a heat-stable and acid-stable, nonprotein, alkaloid toxin found in many species of the fish family Tetraodontidae (puffer fish) as well as in certain gobies, amphibians, invertebrates, and the blue-ringed octopus (2).
gibbosum, such as the Caribbean spiny lobster (Panulirus argus), Hogfishes, (Lachnolaimus maximus) and Pufferfishes, Tetraodontidae spp.