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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) >
(Puffers and filefishes) >
(Puffers) > Tetraodontinae
A Japanese word with several meanings; taki = waterfall + fugu = fish; it could be also understood as taki = to be cooked in liquid + fugu = a venomous fish
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Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; demersal. Temperate
Northwest Pacific: Japan and southern Korea to Vietnam (Ref.
Size / Weight / Age
range ? - ? cm
Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref.
During high tide, mature individuals swim ashore in large numbers and spawn on beaches. Eggs are left partially buried in sand and rubble (Ref.
Life cycle and mating behavior
During high tide, mature individuals swim ashore in large numbers and spawn on beaches. Females spawn on the surface with two or more males biting and hanging on to the ventral surface of each female. Eggs are left partially buried in sand and rubble (Ref.
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino
, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text). (Ref.
IUCN Red List Status (Ref.
Least Concern (LC)
; Date assessed:
10 June 2011
Threat to humans
Poisonous to eat (Ref.
Updated: 2019-11-13 02:22:05 gmt