Puffer fish create an imposing appearance by pumping air
into their expandable stomach. They can be as dangerous
to other fish as they look, with small teeth that form
powerful cutting and crushing plates. Most puffers also
produce a poison, concentrated on their skin and other
Long Island Aquarium’s Puffer Fish exhibit includes
the northern puffer (Sphoerides maculatus) and
the Australian globefish (Diodon nichthenerus).