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n.1.(Zool.) Any one of numerous species of plectognath fishes belonging to Tetrodon and allied genera. Each jaw is furnished with two large, thick, beaklike, bony teeth.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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dubius was found to be similar to Pandanus tetrodon morphologically but stusides show that the species have difference in their mesocarp [2].
Tetrodon pusillus Klunzinger, 1871: 645 (type locality, El Quseir, Red Sea).
One of two syntypes of Tetrodon reticularis Bloch & Schneider at the Museum fur Naturkunde der Humboldt-Universitat, Berlin is lost (Paepke 1999).
Kao wrote in 1966 that "it may be fair to say that the incidence of tetrodon poisoning in Japan has been brought to the lowest possible rate.
(87.) "[O]ne speculation is that since tetrodon fish have become scarce in off-shore waters in Japan, the fishing fleets had to go farther out to sea to obtain such fish which may be more toxic than those living closer to the shores." Kao, supra note 19, at 1005.