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Japanese Tetraodontidae fish pendant

Japanese Tetraodontidae fish pendant


Japanese Tetraodontidae fish pendant


This fish is very important in Japanese tradition. This fish contains an ingredient which can be removed by only 400 cooks in the world, if they make a mistake you will get immediately paralyzed! This fish represents happiness etc. etc.


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Pufferfish (Tetraodontidae) are a family of bony fish, from the order of the puffer fish species that occur in tropical and subtropical waters in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. In Japan they are considered a delicacy. In case of danger to make the fish are convex by water to suck on, making them a number of times larger than normal. The related hedgehog fish, which also have spines, do so. Some well-known species are Fugu rubripes and Tetraodon nigroviridis. Puffer is very toxic by the presence of tetrodotoxin, a paralyzing neurotoxin. The fish-poison to this derives a symbiotic bacterium, and accumulates it in a number of organs and in the skin. For this reason, the trade in and serving blowfish in Netherlands prohibited by law. Eating puffer fish in Japan is still popular. Eating "fugu" is seen as a status symbol. The fish itself carries the status to be a delicacy. Japanese cooks who want to prepare fugu annually need to have a government-required exam successfully passed in order to do this safely and legally. Despite the strict regulations are in Japan every year dozens of people died after eating fugu. The puffer is nowadays also cultivated industrially, whereby it is prevented that the fish toxins build up, and thus can be safely eaten.