Blowfish / Pufferfish
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|Tetraodontidae is a family of primarily marine and estuarine fish of the order Tetraodontiformes. The family includes many familiar species, which are variously called pufferfish, puffers, balloonfish, blowfish, bubblefish, globefish, swellfish, toadfish, toadies, honey toads, sugar toads, and sea squab.|
Pufferfish are generally believed to be the second-most poisonous vertebrates in the world, after the golden poison frog. Certain internal organs, such as liver, and sometimes the skin, contain tetrodotoxin and are highly toxic to most animals when eaten; nevertheless, the meat of some species is considered a delicacy in Japan (as 河豚, pronounced as fugu), Korea (as 복 bok or 복어 bogeo ), and China (as 河豚 hétún) when prepared by specially trained chefs who know which part is safe to eat and in what quantity.
This one was still alive but lying on the sand and flowing with the waves.
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- [2015-07-19 13:17]
Salut Pierre,une espece tres rare a voir sur TN,je l'ai vue quelque fois dans mes voyages et elle reste sans doutes une parmi les plus curieuses,capture parfaicte et perspective magique! Belle semaine et merci,Luciano
- [2015-07-20 0:24]
Nice picture.Very good colours and contrats.Nice composition too.
Espèces de poissons très intéressantes. Parce épines ne sera probablement pas être mangés par d'autres espèces.
Ciao Pierre, great macro of interesting specie, excellent clarity and wonderful colors, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio
Beautiful photograph of this very rare posted species here in TN. I have seen this Fish only in NatGeo and I like the way the species threaten others. Something new and attractive presentation. Very good work.
Thanks for sharing with informative NOTE,