It’s Watery Wednesday again we’re off to the Northern Pacific ocean to meet a special and very toxic fish! We’ll stay in our sub to check this fish out! We have plenty of room, so who’s coming?


   Range/Habitat: Western North Pacific/ ocean, reefs

   Diet: Carnivore: fish

   Length: up to 6”

   Conservation Status: Common



Fun Facts:

  • Fugu means “river pig” in Japanese.
  • They are also known as blowfish.
  • Fugus are highly toxic and release their toxins in the water to deter predators. If that doesn’t work, they inflate themselves!
  • They have beak like mouths with strong teeth and jaws.
  • Their toxin is strong enough to kill 30 adult humans.
  • Fugus breed around the full and new moons in spring time. They actually spawn on the beach during high tide!


We’ll keep our distance from this fish! People do eat them in Japan and it can be very dangerous! We think we’ll leave these amazing fish swimming in the ocean!


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4 thoughts on “WATERY WEDNESDAY # 38

  1. eripanwkevin

    Yes in Japan, we eat Fugu but Fugu needs special preparation before eating because it has toxin. Some special chefs who get a license of taking out the toxin can cook. Personally I think they’re very cute, so I wanna leave them in ocean. 🙂

    • We like them in the ocean too! They are cute :)! We read all about the perpetration- it can be very dangerous. We’ll stick with hay & apples :)!

  2. I heard of Fugu before. Who on earth figured out how to eat them?

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