The puffer fish are the second most deadliest fishes in the world. There are 120 different species of puffer fishes in the world. They live in tropical and subtropical ocean waters around the world. Most species of puffer fish contain tetrodotoxin, which is 1200 times more poisonous than cyanide.
The deadly tetrodotoxin found in liver, kidneys, eyes, spikes and ovaries of a puffer fish. They expand their body to round shape while facing threats. This trick helps the puffer fishes to cover their body by the poisonous spikes.
The puffer fish poison is one of the most deadliest poison known to human. The strong poison can kill an adult human in a few minutes.
Unfortunately, there is no antidote for puffer fish poison. Still the meat of puffer fish is considered as a special dish in Japan, Korea and China. In Japan the puffer fish dish is called as ‘fugu’. It is an extremely expensive dish. Only the certified chefs are allowed to prepare fugu in Japanese restaurants.