Ministry of Health: Three Kinds of Tetraodontidae Are Very Poisonous

AKP Phnom Penh, February 21, 2019 —

Ministry of Health of Cambodia released here yesterday three species of Tetraodontidae (pufferfish) that are found to be poisonous.

Among the ten species of Tetraodontidae recorded in Cambodia, three – Tetraodon cochinchinensis, Monotrete leiurus, and Tetraodon fluviatilis – are very poisonous, it underlined.

Since 2017, five people were killed among 40 who fell ill after eating these above-said species of Tetraodontidae in different locations in the country.

(Photo: Ministry of Health)

By Korm Heng