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The Porcupine fish can be found in shallow temperate and tropical seas worldwide.  This particular fish has the ability to inflate its body by swallowing water or air, making it appear much rounder. 

This increase in size then reduces the number of potential predators.  This amazing fish then has a second defence where sharp spines radiate outwards when their bodies are inflated.  The Porcupine fish is mentioned by Charles Darwin in his book The Voyage of the Beagle.  He particularly noted how the fish can swim quite well when inflated, although this did mean that they swim upside down due the increased buoyancy.

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