Takifugu poecilonotus is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Takifugu poecilonotus, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org
This message appears for poisonous, very poisonous and also animals whose poison can kill you immediately. Every human reacts differently to poisons. Please therefore weigh the risk for yourself AND your environment very carefully, and never act lightly!
Puffer fish a dangerous delicacy in Japan, it is known that the liver tetrodotoxin concentrations and also saxitoxin, a toxin that is absorbed and stored by resistant plankton filter feeders such as mussels.
The ovaries, liver and skin of puffer fish are highly toxic, the intestines are slightly toxic and the meat and testicles are harmless.
Tetrodotoxin, also known as fugugugift, is a neurotoxin that causes muscle weakness, movement coordination disorders, drop in blood pressure and clouding of consciousness as well as swallowing and breathing difficulties. After 6-24 hours death occurs through respiratory paralysis. Specific antidotes are not known
The degree of toxicity varies according to species, but also according to geographical area and season!
Takifugu poecilonotus inhabits rocky reefs near the coast in depths of very shallow water and is considered euryhalin.
The puffer fish reproduces in the Ariake Sea in Japan.