EPPO Global Database

Takifugu rubripes(TAKIRU)

Last modification: 2010-04-29

Basic information
  • EPPO code: TAKIRU
  • Preferred name: Takifugu rubripes
  • Authority: Temminck & Schlegel



A prized fish in Japan, famous because of its toxicity to man, due to a  toxin produced by an endosymbiotic Pseudomonas. It requires very careful preparation before consumption.

Common names
Name Language
tiger puffer English
Torafugu German
fugu French
トラフグ Japanese
torafugu Japanese
глазчатая собака-рыба Russian
японская рыба фугу Russian