Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic genus within the family Tetraodontidae — the family of pufferfish.

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Examples

  • Pufferfish, fugu (Fugu); blowfish (Sphoeroides, Tetraodon)

    On Food and Cooking, The Science and Lore of the Kitchen

  • Marcel added two species of puffers to his poison—Diodon hystrix and Sphoeroides testudineus—both known to contain tetrodotoxin.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • Members of the genus Sphoeroides are closely related to the Japanese fugu fish, and are known to be particularly virulent.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • A Korean miner and his son ate the ovaries of a species of Sphoeroides and within an hour were taken to the hospital.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • The species used in the zombi preparations show a similar pattern—Sphoeroides testudineus, the sea toad, is most toxic in June, precisely the time when Herard said the poison was strongest.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • Other ingredients included another bouga toad and not one but four species of puffer fish Sphoeroides testudineus, S. spengleri, Diodon hystrix, D. holacanthus.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • Marcel had recognized two varieties of fish—the fou-fou, which was Diodon hystrix, and the crapaud de mer, or sea toad, which was Sphoeroides testudineus.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • In 1706, while searching for a new mission site in Baja California, four Spanish soldiers came upon a campfire where indigenous fishermen had left a roasted piece of the liver of a botete Sphoeroides lobatus.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

  • In the mid-1950s an elderly tourist in south Florida ate the liver of Sphoeroides testudineus.

    The Serpent and the Rainbow

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