family Tetraodontidae

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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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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).
The puffer fish (family Tetraodontidae; also known as globefish, fugu, or blowfish) is considered a delicacy in many parts of the world.
YT 5.29 Family Nomeidae N 2.24 Cubiceps pauciradiatus N 2.24 Order Tetraodontiformes T 3.77 Family Balistidae T 3.77 Xantichthys mento T 3.77 Family Ostraciidae T 3.77 Lactoria diaphanum T 3.77 Family Tetraodontidae T 3.77 Lagocephalus lagocephalus T 3.77 Unidentified fishes MiF 3.77 Total prey weight (g) Area Taxon N W E Phylum Mollusca 16.35 2.54 9.48 Class Cephalopoda 16.35 2.54 9.48 Order Teuthoidea 16.35 2.54 9.48 Family Enoploteuthidae * Abraliopsis falco * Family Mastigoteuthidae 0.15 Mastigoteuthis spp.