Globefish vs. Pufferfish

Globefish vs. Pufferfish — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Globefish and Pufferfish

Globefishnoun

Any of various fishes, especially an ocean sunfish or a pufferfish, having or capable of assuming a globular shape.

Pufferfishnoun

Any of various prickly, often poisonous, chiefly marine fishes of the family Tetraodontidae that have a beaklike mouth and puff themselves up when threatened, by swallowing water or air. Also called blowfish, puffer.

Globefishnoun

Any of many marine fish in the family Tetraodontidae, especially the puffer or sunfish, that can inflate itself to form a globe.

Pufferfishnoun

Any species of fish of the family Tetraodontidae that have the ability to inflate themselves to a globe several times their normal size by swallowing water or air when threatened; puffer, blowfish, swellfish, balloonfish, globefish.

Globefishnoun

any of numerous marine fishes whose elongated spiny body can inflate itself with water or air to form a globe; several species contain a potent nerve poison; closely related to spiny puffers

Pufferfishnoun

A delicacy popular in Japan served raw as sushi that may, if improperly prepared, contain deadly levels of neurotoxins; (Japanese) fugu.