Why do pufferfish puff up?

  • Pufferfish
  • Defense mechanism
  • Predators

Pufferfish puff up as a defense mechanism against predators. When threatened, they ingest water to inflate their bodies, making it difficult for predators to swallow them. Some species also have sharp spines that protrude when inflated, adding an extra layer of protection.

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