Pufferfish underwater in ocean
Pufferfish Don’t Need Functional Stomach, Inflate Instead
The fish use their stomach to swell up to three times their size. Is this why they can’t use the organ to digest proteins?
Pufferfish Don’t Need Functional Stomach, Inflate Instead
Pufferfish Don’t Need Functional Stomach, Inflate Instead

The fish use their stomach to swell up to three times their size. Is this why they can’t use the organ to digest proteins?

The fish use their stomach to swell up to three times their size. Is this why they can’t use the organ to digest proteins?

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Japanese grass pufferfish (Takifugu niphobles) CT scan
Pufferfish Spines Shaped by Same Genes as Feathers and Fish Scales
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 29, 2019
To see if the spiky fish shares signaling pathways found in other organisms, scientists scooped up specimens during a mating frenzy on the shores of Japan.
Toxin from a Dangerous Fish Delicacy
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2018
In tiny doses, the pufferfish’s tetrodotoxin can be turned into a pain-relieving ion channel blocker.