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The pufferfish, also commonly known as the blowfish, is native to coastal areas of tropical and sub-tropical regions of the Indian, Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. There are more than 120 species of pufferfish ranging in size from 1 inch to 2 feet in length. The pufferfish is best known for its ability to inflate like a balloon to protect against predators. When threatened, they can quickly swallow large amounts of water. The water expands their stomach and the pufferfish becomes round like a ball several times their normal size. They have a scaleless, spiny skin making them even more difficult to eat once inflated. However, if eaten, the pufferfish is very poisonous. A single pufferfish has enough toxin to kill 30 adult humans. Play the following videos to learn more about the pufferfish.

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