Pufferfish - Good Luck Minis®

No. 342522

by Safari Ltd
$129.99USD
  • 192 Pieces Per Bag. Only Available in Bulk Purchase.
  • The Pufferfish isn’t just another pretty fish. Its ability to take in water and quickly grow to several times its normal size is a necessary defense mechanism, allowing the slow-moving and awkward swimmer to scare off predators instead of attempting to flee.
  • Scientific Name: Tetraodontidae
  • Characteristics: These cute Pufferfish would work just swimmingly in a mini underwater scene or as decorations or gifts at an ocean or aquatic themed party.
  • Size and Color: A bright yellow body contrasts with a white underside in these realistic Pufferfish. The real treat is their fun texture. They are about the size of a large blueberry.
  • Pufferfish are part of the Good Luck Minis® collection
  • All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
  • History

    For years, beautiful geometric designs on the seafloor off the coast of Japan both astounded and mystified scientists. They were the ocean equivalent of crop circles, and their genesis was just as mysterious. It turns out that the culprit, or creator, was a brand new species of pufferfish, the white-spotted pufferfish. It has many of the qualities of other pufferfish species, but it also creates vivid, even decorative formations on the sea floor as part of the courting process. Perhaps better designs attract better mates. The designs are circular and spectacular, and they prove once again that the natural world is full of surprises.

    • Recommended Age: 5+
    • Size in cm: 20.25 W x 25.5 H
    • Size in inches: 7.97 W x 10.04 H
    • UPC: 095866342500
    Puffer fish puff up to double their size when they feel threatened, to about three feet in diameter. Several parts of their bodies contain a paralyzing toxin that can be deadly to enemies, both animal and human. Despite the danger, eating puffer fish is a delicacy in Korea and Japan.