WHOPPER: Adhem Saleh Reels in 9.65-Pound Oceanic Puffer Fish Near Port Canaveral

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Saleh was trolling for king mackerel when the potential world-record-breaking puffer fish bit

Adhem Saleh of Cocoa holds a 9.65-pound oceanic puffer fish that he caught on Jan. 7 about 15 miles east of Port Canaveral. (Port Canaveral image)

BREVARD COUNTY • PORT CANAVERAL, FLORIDA – Adhem Saleh of Cocoa holds a 9.65-pound oceanic puffer fish that he caught on Jan. 7 about 15 miles east of Port Canaveral.

Saleh was trolling for king mackerel when the potential world-record-breaking puffer fish bit on a live ballyhoo rig.

The oceanic puffer is a pufferfish of the family Tetraodontidae, found in all tropical and subtropical oceans, at depths up to 1,500 feet.

Its length is up to 2-feet.

It is thought to be responsible for fatal poisoning, therefore it should not be eaten.

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