Re: Castaway on Catalina Island - Pete the Pufferfish

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Posted by Dr. Bill on December 06, 2005 at 22:37:50:

In Reply to: Castaway on Catalina Island - Pete the Pufferfish posted by Elaine on November 29, 2005 at 22:31:05:

Elaine- Technically I don't think Pete is a pufferfish, but instead a member of the porcupinefish family. Puffers and porcupinefish are related, and there has been some confusion as to their taxonomy, but I think I'm correct in stating that the true puffers are in the family Tetraodontidae and the porcupinefish, balloonfish and others are in the family Diodontidae.

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