We Are Fascinated With Puffer Fish The Same As This Puffer Fish Is Fascinated With Us

WildCreaturesPublished: January 5, 2017Updated: January 6, 20171,685 plays$2.91 earned
Published: January 5, 2017Updated: January 6, 2017

Pufferfish inhabit a subtropical climate: the ocean waters of the Far East, Southeast Asia, the northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean, but is also found in large freshwater habitats of the Niger, Nile, Congo, Amazon, Lake Chad estuaries.

All pufferfish species belong to bottom non-migratory fish, they live most often at a depth of no more than 100 meters. Older fish of this species stay in the bays, sometimes swimming out into salty waters.

The giant pufferfish has one of the most adorable faces in the ocean. This one was very fascinated with the camera and he stares into it, giving an interesting view of the saucer-like eyes. These fish can't swim quickly but they can inflate large enough that they can't be swallowed. They also have thousands of spines and toxic skin.

Life of the puffer fish remains a mystery to this day. Researchers know just bits and pieces about these poisonous predators. So far, we know that these fish are not able to develop high speed in the water because the aerodynamics of their trunk does not allow it. However, these fish maneuver easily, forward head or tail, deftly turn and even swim sideways, if necessary, just like the smiling specimen in the video above. Another interesting feature of puffer fish is their sense of smell. They can pick up smells so faint that only a dog snoop and this is why local cultures in their native languages have named them what literally translates to “fish dog”. Few of the inhabitants of the underwater world can compare with puffer fish in the art to distinguish smells in water.ands of spines and toxic skin.

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    BroncoBob · 1 year ago

    The puffer fish also has one hellacious bite too!

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      DavidMcNab · 1 year ago

      I had no idea, but you are correct. I think that they are difficult to provoke though and anybody bitten really earned it. I guess any animal has its limits.

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        BroncoBob · 1 year ago

        Like an old Mafia saying "you don't start nuttin, der won't be nuttin", we bring it on ourselves. lol.