Sunday, December 16, 2018

The Different Between Stonefish and Japanese Fugu

Stonefish (left) and Japanese fugu (right)

At my previous article (Stonefish: Venomous Spikes, but Delicious Meat), some friends confused between two venomous fishes, stonefish and Japanese fugu. Sure, they have different scientific names, organs source of poisonous and the way of handling their poisonous.

Scientific genus for stonefish is Synanceia, while famous genus of Japanese fugu is Takifugu. The most poisonous and prestigious fugu called torafugu translated to tiger blowfish in English.

Spikes, 13 spikes are venomous parts of stonefish; thus, sting is the way of poison to penetrate human body. Japanese fugu has a liver as the most poisonous organ, and there are some other venomous parts as well, include skin, ovaries and eyes.  

Certificate to sell and buy of Japanese fugu, credit to Natrainner

Toxic for Stonefish is Verrucotoxin, whereas Tetrodotoxin is poison for Japanese fugu. Tetrodotoxin is more dangerous than cyanide, measured by 1200 times deadly compared to cyanide. Exposure to Tetrodotoxin by “a pinhead” could kill an adult in hours.

Handling of both stonefish and Japanese fugu needs the special chef. Since the most dangerous, it is tough to get license to sell and buy Japanese fugu. Like going to college, training is rigorous and could be 4 years. Long hours of training, but not everybody will pass and get certificate.

In term of price, stonefish price is US$30 per-kg (US$15 per-pound) in the American grocery. I don’t know any restaurants offer stonefish dishes. As far as I remember, Japanese fugu dish is 5 thousand yen (US$45). 

However, through Google searching, the price of Japanese fugu dishes could range as cheap as US$9 to as expensive as US$200.

I love many Japanese foods such as Sushi, Onigiri, Okonomiyaki, Kare raisu, Ramen, Yakitori and Udon. But not fan of poisonous Puffer fish or Stonefish, and not raw fish. 

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67 comments:

  1. You would never convince me to eat RAW fish. I like some Japanese food (but, I'm sure our Japanese restaurants are 'Americanized')

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      Stonefish (left) and Japanese fugu (right)

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  2. Pero aunque haya un chef especializado,yo tampoco comería ese pez.
    No como setas ,tampoco.Perdona,pero me dan miedo.Y si lo como ,aunque estuviera rico,me pondría mala de pensarlo(Ayyy)
    Saludos

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      At my previous article (Stonefish: Venomous Spikes, but Delicious Meat), some friends confused between two venomous fishes, stonefish and Japanese fugu.

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  3. I am ok with raw fish like sashimi. But it is an acquired taste.

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      Sure, they have different scientific names, organs source of poisonous and the way of handling their poisonous.

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  4. I would be afraid to try anything like that. I like my food cooked and nonlethal.

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    1. me too...
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      Scientific genus for stonefish is Synanceia, while famous genus of Japanese fugu is Takifugu.

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  5. I think I have heard of fugu. I wouldn't be brave enough to try it, even if I knew the chef was certified.

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    1. better not to try it..
      thank you to visit my article:
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      The most poisonous and prestigious fugu called torafugu translated to tiger blowfish in English.

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  6. I would be afraid to try anything like that, but i like "normal" sushi. Merry Christmas, Nicole

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    1. many people will not...
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      Spikes, 13 spikes are venomous parts of stonefish; thus, sting is the way of poison to penetrate human body.

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  7. Thank you for this post.
    Many would get to try delicious sashimi after reading your post!!
    Have a good new week.

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      Japanese fugu has a liver as the most poisonous organ, and there are some other venomous parts as well, include skin, ovaries and eyes.

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  8. How interesting - hadn't herd of either. I dislike raw fish too!

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      Certificate to sell and buy of Japanese fugu, credit to Natrainner

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  9. We, Japanese do not always eat fugu, usually...
    Every people has known that but not eat them...
    Fugu cuisine is a special dish even for many Japanese.

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      Toxic for Stonefish is Verrucotoxin, whereas Tetrodotoxin is poison for Japanese fugu.

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  10. Thanks for the explanation of the difference between these two fish. I think I'll stay away from both!

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      Tetrodotoxin is more dangerous than cyanide, measured by 1200 times deadly compared to cyanide.

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  11. Both Okoze and Fugu are very popular in our country. They have poison too.
    My wife like to eat Fugu sashimi very much. We would call Fugusashimi as Tessa. Te means a gun, sa means sashimi. Sometimes people would be killed by the poison. So a Fugu is esplained as if which has a gun in itself.

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    1. thank you for additional information.

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      Exposure to Tetrodotoxin by “a pinhead” could kill an adult in hours.

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  12. Thanks for enlightening me, I had no idea! Hope youre having a great Monday so far!

    www.jessicabroyles.com

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      Handling of both stonefish and Japanese fugu needs the special chef.

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      Since the most dangerous, it is tough to get license to sell and buy Japanese fugu.

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  14. Very interesting! I've never heard of either, but I enjoyed reading this. I've eaten raw fish in Germany and won't be doing that again and definitely won't be eating Puffer fish! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. nice to hear that you experienced to eat raw fish.

      thank you to visit my article:
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      Like going to college, training is rigorous and could be 4 years.

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  15. Thanks for your informations. I like fish, but...
    I don't like japanese food.

    Merry Christmas and a good New Year.

    Hugs.

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      Long hours of training, but not everybody will pass and get certificate.

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  16. Thank you for this interesting. Have a nice day.

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      In term of price, stonefish price is US$30 per-kg (US$15 per-pound) in the American grocery.

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  17. I'm with you Tanza. I would never eat raw fish. I like my sushi with different types of vegetable and shrimp. Chinese noodles and duck I enjoy. I have to idea what Onigiri, Okonomiyaki, Kare raisu, Ramen, Yakitori and Udon are. Are they type of animal or fish? I think that Ramen are noodles but I not sure. See ya for now.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Yakitori is chicken, udon is noodle...
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      I don’t know any restaurants offer stonefish dishes.

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  18. Wow...very interesting info. Nature never ceases to amaze me. I stopped eating sushi back in the 80's when the reports of finding of a certain thin worm inside people who were eating raw fish. They developed a dry cough from a tickle in their throat from it! I lived in CA then and it was very popular. People kept on eating and coughing!

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    1. thank you for additional info.
      thank you to visit my article:
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      As far as I remember, Japanese fugu dish is 5 thousand yen (US$45).

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  19. It's a very interesting reading and information.
    Have a nice day.

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      However, through Google searching, the price of Japanese fugu dishes could range as cheap as US$9 to as expensive as US$200.

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      I love many Japanese foods such as Sushi, Onigiri, Okonomiyaki, Kare raisu, Ramen, Yakitori and Udon.

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  21. It was very interesting to read this, thank you for the info!

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      But not fan of poisonous Puffer fish or Stonefish, and not raw fish.

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  22. Am okay with Salmon but the rest... am not that adventurous

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      Stonefish (left) and Japanese fugu (right)

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  23. Blog and learn!

    Thank you for sharing.

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      At my previous article (Stonefish: Venomous Spikes, but Delicious Meat), some friends confused between two venomous fishes, stonefish and Japanese fugu.

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  24. I eat tuna, salmon, and trout. I'll skip the poisonous fish, thank you!

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      Sure, they have different scientific names, organs source of poisonous and the way of handling their poisonous.

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  25. Articolo davvero interessantissimo! Ricco di informazioni, notizie e curiosità!

    https://nettaredimiele.blogspot.com

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  26. Interesting facts... I only eat a few kinds of fish. I don't think I could bring myself to eat raw fish ever!

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    1. no... there is worm in raw fish.
      thank you to visit my article:
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      Scientific genus for stonefish is Synanceia, while famous genus of Japanese fugu is Takifugu.

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  27. I've seen plenty of stone fish while SCUBA diving. Not sure I'd ever want to eat one though!

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      The most poisonous and prestigious fugu called torafugu translated to tiger blowfish in English.

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      Spikes, 13 spikes are venomous parts of stonefish; thus, sting is the way of poison to penetrate human body.

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  29. Super interessante.
    Boa entrada de 2019!
    janicce.

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      Japanese fugu has a liver as the most poisonous organ, and there are some other venomous parts as well, include skin, ovaries and eyes.

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  30. Proper, authentic, Japanese sushi is quite wonderful,and distinctly different from most of the dumbed down fare in sushi restaurants in shopping malls.

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      Certificate to sell and buy of Japanese fugu, credit to Natrainner

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  31. To you and your family I wish a Happy New Year !!!
    May it be a year of peace, love and health.
    Many greetings
    Maria de
    Divagar Sobre Tudo um Pouco

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      Toxic for Stonefish is Verrucotoxin, whereas Tetrodotoxin is poison for Japanese fugu.

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  32. I'm attending a poisons for writers class soon, and I'm super excited! :)

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      Tetrodotoxin is more dangerous than cyanide, measured by 1200 times deadly compared to cyanide.

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      Exposure to Tetrodotoxin by “a pinhead” could kill an adult in hours.

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