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The Puffer Fish

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AnnaKate Potter

on 4 October 2012

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The Puffer Fish Tetraodontidae Structural Adaptations Physiological Adaptations *Puffer fish have four large teeth. They have two in their upper palate and two in their lower palate. *The large teeth in their upper and lower palates are used to help them crush the shells of crustaceans and mollusks. Puffer fish are unique. Because they have elastic skin and no ribs, they can puff themselves up by consuming water when they become alarmed. *Puffer fish have certain internal organs and skin that is highly toxic to most animals that eat them. *The puffer fish eat invertebrates, algae, clams, shrimps, crabs, mussels and shellfish. FuN fAcTs *Puffer fish live in the tropical and subtropical parts of the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. *When Puffer fish feel threatened, they puff up. This can normally scare off predators. *Some people have linked the puffer fish to underwater hamsters and panda bears. Behavioral
Adaptations *One threat against the puffer fish is people who are wanting to eat them. *There is a character in the movie Shark Tales that is a puffer fish. He is the boss of the fish, Oscar. *There are over 120 different species of puffer fish. *Puffer fish have enough toxins in them to kill several humans. *The people of Japan consider the puffer fish, "fuju", a delicacy. Mr. Skyes
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