They swell and bristle when they feel threatened

The pufferfish is characteristic for its capacity to swell and bristle when it feels endangered. As a result their predators are afraid of them and don’t dare to eat them. Its front teeth are joined together to make a beak capable of breaking mollusc and shellfish shells, and even sea urchins.

  • Average size: 15 cm
  • Average weight: 50 g
  • IUCN red list status: Least concern (LC)

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