Puffer Fish Species - Beautiful Pictures, Videos, Facts and Information
The site that provides beautiful photographs, videos and pictures of numerous Puffer Fish Species together with interesting facts and information about each species. The species detailed are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium, Marine, Pet, Pond, Clown, Koi, Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral. Check Out Our Fish Videos!
Interesting Information about Puffer Fish Species
When threatened, Puffers can inflate their body by swallowing water to increase their apparent size to deter predators. In addition some puffers produce an extremely poisonous toxin called anhydrotetrodotoxin 4-epitetrodotoxin and is over a 1,000 times more poisonous than potassium cyanide, this toxin is found in the skin, liver, and gonads. Some puffers are considered a delicacy, this is especially true in Japan, if not prepared properly, eating them can cause serious illness, or even death, this explains the precaution of a doctors presence in Japanese restaurants serving their customers Puffer fish, this is a result of strict Japanese government regulation and licensing. There are several species of Puffer Fish including Porcupine, Dogfaced, Jewel, Valentinni's, Green, Dwarf and Sharpnose Puffer.
Interesting Puffer Fish Species Information and Facts - How are different Puffer Fish Species identified? The colours, shapes and sizes of individual fishes varies enormously - you really need excellent quality pictures or photographs to assist in the identification process. A combination of the number of fins and their characteristics, color, scale counts, general features, maximum length and distribution are used during a species identification process. The species detailed on this website are Tropical, Saltwater, Aquarium , Marine , Pet , Pond, Clown, Koi, Beta (Betta), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angel, Puffer, Discus, Piranha, Rainbow, Parrot, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones and Coral.
Interesting Information and Facts - How do you identify the sex of a particular species? The males and females of many Puffer Fish Species have different colors or different shaped bodies. But there are also other species where there is no visible difference. Its sometimes tricky being an ichthyologist!
Puffer Fish Species - Information about Fins - Did you know that each fin has a specific function?
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The dorsal fin is located on the back of the fish and it helps to keep the fish stable while swimming
Caudal fins are located on the tail area of fishes and they help to propel the fish through the water
The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of a fish and they are used for locomotion and side to side movement
Fins include: Dorsal, Ventral, Caudal, Anal, Pectoral, Adipose and Cephalic
Interesting Information and Facts - Why do most Puffer Fish Species have gills? Gills enable most Puffer Fish Species to breathe. Gills consist of thin sheets of tissue containing blood vessels. As water passes over the gills oxygen is absorbed into the blood stream Carbon dioxide passes out into the water. The gills are protected by a large bony plate called an operculum. Some species, however have lungs and breathe air.
InterestingInformation and Facts - Why do different species have fins? Fish usually have seven fins. Each of the fins on a fish are designed to perform a specific function:
Dorsal fins - The dorsal fin is located on the backs of fishes. Dorsal fins lend stability in swimming Ventral fins - The ventral fin is located on the pelvic area of fishes. Ventral fins lend stability in swimming Caudal fins - The Caudal fin is located on the tail area of fishes. Caudal fins propel through the water Anal fins - The Anal fin is located on the anus area of fishes. Anal fins lend stability in swimming. Pectoral fins - The Pectoral fin is located on the breast area of fishes. Pectoral fins are for locomotion and side to side movement Adipose fins - The Adipose fin is an extra fleshy fin on the back behind the dorsal fin as in salmons, smelts, and lanterns to lend stability in swimming Cephalic fins - The cephalic fin are the "horns" of manta rays and close relations
Puffer Fish Species - Facts Interesting Information and facts on different species
How are the different fishes species identified? Why are they slimy? Important Puffer Fish Species Facts and info - How do you identify the sex of a particular species? Species Facts and Info - Why do most have gills? - Why do different species have fins? Tropical Species, Saltwater Species, Aquarium Species, Marine Species, Pet Species, Pond Species, Clowns, Kois, Betas (Bettas), Gold Fish (Goldfish), Star, Angels, Puffers, Discus, Piranhas, Rainbow, Parrots, Crustaceans, Sea Anemones, Corals.
Did you know that....
Puffer fish only have four teeth! Their teeth are fused together and resemble a beak
Puffer fish can be up to 1 metre long!
Puffer fish are also known as the Toad or blowfish
Puffer Fish are the second most poisonous vertebrate on the earth
Fish Species - Facts Did you know...
The Box Jellyfish is one of the most venomous creatures in the sea, the toxins from its venom attacks the nervous system, heart and skin!
Over 32,000 different species of fish have been identified and more Puffer Fish Species are being discovered and identified every day!
The plural of the word fish is fishes, however when describing more than one fish of the same species, the word fish is still used instead of the plural! An example would be 20 Puffer Fish, not 20 Puffer Fishes!
The Female seahorse lays her eggs in a special pouch on the male seahorse's stomach, he then takes care of the eggs until the baby seahorses hatch
Angelfish breed for life. If one of the pair dies, the other will not breed again!
Some fish are not good for community tanks! Ask your local pet store before you buy new additions for your tank
The Stygotantulus stock is the smallest Crustacean in the world, measuring less than 0.1mm in length!
Angelfish can become aggressive towards other fish and even eat smaller fish such as Neon Tetras!
Someone who studies different Puffer Fish Species is called an ichthyologist
There are different species found all over the world, we have tried to include as many aquatic species as possible on this website
Facts About Puffer Fish Species
Puffer Fish Species Fact 1: Puffer fish are called 'fugu' in Japan where they are a very expensive delicacy despite being extremely poisonous
Puffer Fish Species Fact 2: There are over 120 different species of puffers or blowfish as they are also known as
Puffer Fish Species Fact 3: A single Puffer contains enough poison (toxin) to kill 30 humans!
Puffer Fish Species Fact 5: Sharks eat puffer fish; they are not affected by its poison
Puffer Fish Species Fact 6: When threatened, Pufferfish can inflate their body by swallowing water to increase their apparent size to deter predators
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