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swellfish

(ˈswɛlˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) a popular name for puffer2
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Northern Puffer Sphoeroides maculatus--Also called blowfish or swellfish, the puffer gets these names from its ability to inflate its body with air or water.
Puffer fish, also known as fugu, balloon fish, blowfish, globefish, swellfish or toadfish, are considered to be a delicacy in Japan and the Philippines, and can be eaten if the fish is prepared correctly and with meticulous care.
Japan imported nearly 1,700 metric tons (t) of fugu commonly known as blowfish, globefish, puffer, or swellfish), valued at $9.7 million in 1987.