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Deadly puffer fish kills big fish

The head of this fish was found in Fiji. A large fish seems to have attempted to eat a puffer fish, which inflated, and killed the large fish with its toxin, tetrododoxin. Under the water the fish-urchin while trying to attack her when she has nowhere to hide, swollen, swallowing water. In this form it is almost invulnerable. Large predatory fish sometimes try to swallow it all the same, but it ends tragically for them: they are found dead with stuck in their throat victim, as in this case.

A predator that manages to snag a puffer before it inflates won’t feel lucky for long. Almost all pufferfish contain tetrodotoxin, a substance that makes them foul tasting and often lethal to fish. To humans, tetrodotoxin is deadly, up to 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide. There is enough toxin in one pufferfish to kill 30 adult humans, and there is no known antidote.

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Comments

  1. What about the girl….

  2. I would like to see her pufferfish

  3. contactos asturias says:

    simply WOW, unfortunately the puffer fish didn’t succeed to save its own life.

  4. “Under the water the fish-urchin while trying to attack her when she has nowhere to hide, swollen, swallowing water.”

    -good job, but next time, let’s remember to construct a coherent sentence.

  5. What an idiot! Pufferfish is only poisonous if eaten. The big fish died because it’s throat was blocked. It couldn’t properly respirate water through its gills.

  6. Twisted says:

    “Dan says:
    June 22, 2010 at 6:25 am
    What an idiot! Pufferfish is only poisonous if eaten. The big fish died because it’s throat was blocked. It couldn’t properly respirate water through its gills.”
    Really? Did you leave your helmet on the short bus? Why do you think the fish is poisonous if eaten? Could it be, perhaps, that it is poisonous when eaten only if the poison glands are punctured (the same glands the produce poison that is excreted through the needle-like protrusions that appear when it swells)?

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  16. Twisted says:
    June 22, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    Really? Did you leave your helmet on the short bus? Why do you think the fish is poisonous if eaten? Could it be, perhaps, that it is poisonous when eaten only if the poison glands are punctured (the same glands the produce poison that is excreted through the needle-like protrusions that appear when it swells)?

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    I Think you are the one who left your helmet on the bus….. puffers dont have poison glands. The poison exists in their organs as they recieve their poison from their diet. Thats why fugu in japan can only prepared by a trained chef and they show you all the organs after they are finished so you know you wont die after eating the dish. Dan was right, the big fish died of suffocation because the puffer was puffed inside his mouth blocking the gills. The spikes of the puffer (probably a porcupine puffer) only function for causing discomfort like the actual porcupine or hedgehog and have no poison.

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