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Definition of porcupine fishes

porcupine fishes
Diodon Di"o*don, n. [Gr. di- = di`s- twice + ?, ?, a tooth: cf. F. diodon.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of spinose, plectognath fishes, having the teeth of each jaw united into a single beaklike plate. They are able to inflate the body by taking in air or water, and, hence, are called globefishes, swellfishes, etc. Called also porcupine fishes, and sea hedgehogs. 2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of whales.

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- Preserved porcupine fish in a laboratory A dead porcupinefish washed up on a beach A dead porcupinefish (video) Diodon nicthemerus swimming List of fish families...
- The slender-spined porcupine fish or globefish (Diodon nicthemerus) is a porcupinefish of the family Diodontidae, found in the waters of southern Australia...
- the species of fish it came from. Scales originated within the jawless ostracoderms, ancestors to all jawed fishes today. Most bony fishes are covered with...
- Australian Museum. Retrieved 2013-12-15. Leis, J.M., 2001. Diodontidae. Porcupine fishes (burrfishes). p. 3958-3965. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO...
- North American porcupine (Erethizon dorsatum), also known as the Canadian porcupine, is a large quill-covered rodent in the New World porcupine family. It...
- "Diodon hystrix (Giant porcupinefish)". Leis, J.M., 2001. Diodontidae. Porcupine fishes (burrfishes). p. 3958-3965. In K.E. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.) FAO...
- Vol. 6. Bony fishes part 4 (Labridae to Latimeriidae), estuarine crocodiles. FAO, Rome. Leis, J.M., 2001. Diodontidae. Porcupine fishes (burrfishes)....
- over its disc and tail. The diet of the porcupine ray consists mainly of benthic invertebrates and bony fishes, which it digs up from the sea floor. It...
- Porcupine Bank is an area of the Irish shelf, on the fringes of the Atlantic Ocean approximately 200 kilometres (120 mi) west of Ireland. The relatively...
- mice. Spines are found in the fins of most bony fishes, particularly actinopterygians (ray-finned fishes), who have folding fan-like fin made of spreading...