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Tetrodotoxin: the poison behind the Japanese pufferfish scare | Science

Fugu, also known as pufferfish or blowfish, can harbour the potent neurotoxin tetrodotoxin in their organs. Photograph: Itsuo Inouye/APGamagori city in Japan was put on alert this week after toxic fish went on sale in a local supermarket. Pufferfish are considered a delicacy in Japan, often eaten