TITLE

Globefish

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Globefish, or Pufferfish, a short, sluggish fish found in warm seas throughout the world. When disturbed, globefish engulf air or water into a special, inflatable part of the stomach. The balloon shape of a fully swollen fish apparently discourages attackers. The skin of most globefish is prickly; the liver, gonads, and blood are highly poisonous. The teeth are fused together to form a sort of beak. Globefish feed on crabs and mollusks.
ACCESSION #
37309570

 

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