Diodon

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Noun1.Diodon - type genus of the DiodontidaeDiodon - type genus of the Diodontidae  
fish genus - any of various genus of fish
Diodon hystrix, porcupine fish, porcupinefish - spines become erect when the body is inflated; worldwide in warm waters
balloonfish, Diodon holocanthus - similar to but smaller than porcupinefish
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Overall, twelve families were restricted to seagrass habitats: phycid hakes (Phycidae), toadfishes (Batrachiodidae), batfishes (Ogcocephalidae), flyingfishes (Exocoetidae), cardinalfishes (Apogonidae), barracudas (Sphyraenidae), wrasses (Labridae), combtooth blennies (Blenniidae), mackerels (Scombridae), triggerfishes (Balistidae), boxfishes (Ostraciidae), and porcupinefishes (Diodontidae; Table 1).