- You may be looking for the humanoid Blowfish.
A puffer fish, or blowfish, was a type of fish which the Twelfth Doctor observed as an example of "perfect defence". It had the ability to increase its size and protect itself from predators with spike-like spines. (TV: Listen)
Puffer fish naturally produced a venom called tetrodotoxin. (PROSE: Cat's Cradle: Warhead) Gilles Lemaitre captured puffer fish for the tetrodotoxin he needed to create zombies. (PROSE: White Darkness) The Sixth Doctor compared the Mykosians to puffer fish in that both produced substances which could control the minds of others. (PROSE: Mardi Gras Massacre)