Collection: Puffers

Pufferfish, also known as blowfish or balloonfish, are a diverse group of marine fish belonging to the family Tetraodontidae. Found in tropical and subtropical waters around the world, pufferfish are known for their ability to inflate their bodies to several times their normal size by swallowing water or air when threatened, deterring potential predators. They have a distinctive appearance with smooth or spiky skin and a beak-like mouth adapted for crushing hard-shelled prey such as crustaceans and mollusks. Some species, like the famous fugu in Japan, contain potent toxins in their organs, making them both a delicacy and a risk if not prepared properly. Pufferfish are curious and intelligent, often exhibiting playful behavior in aquarium settings. Due to their unique adaptations and varied behaviors, they are popular choices for both marine enthusiasts and culinary adventurers.