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Do pufferfish puff up?

Asked: Ed Kott, Last Updated:

Pufferfish will “puff up” as a defense mechanism if they are threatened. A shape that is more than double its original size, round and sometimes covered in spines is much more difficult to bite and isn't very appetizing to a predator. ... Most puffers are toxic to eat.

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