Tetrodotoxin, a poison over 1,000 times deadlier than cyanide is found in which creature? – 2017

Tetrodotoxin, a poison over 1,000 times deadlier than cyanide is found in which creature?


Pufferfish




Answer: Pufferfish, also known as the blowfish, is the second most poisonous creature on the planet after the Golden Poison Frog. Nearly all pufferfish contain a toxic substance called tetrodotoxin which is deadly to humans. According to National Geographic, tetrodotoxin is deadly, up to 1,200 times more poisonous than cyanide. There is enough poison in one pufferfish to kill 30 adult humans. The poison of a pufferfish, which has no antidote, kills by paralyzing the diaphragm, causing suffocation.




The Tetraodontidae are a family of primarily marine and estuarine fish of the order Tetraodontiformes. Wikipedia
Scientific name: Tetraodontidae
Class: Actinopterygii
Family: Tetraodontidae; Bonaparte, 1832
Phylum: Chordata
Did you know: After leaving the egg, young puffer fish swim toward the reef’s community. softschools.com


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