There’s more to pufferfish than that goofy spiked balloon

Pufferfish can have frenzied romantic lives, not to mention strange teeth

Pufferfish

LIFE AS A WATER BALLOON  The odd biology of pufferfishes (Japanese grass species shown) goes far beyond rapid swelling into a spiky balloon.

G. Fraser

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