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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Fish such as the porcupinefishes, burrfishes and puffers also take marine mollusks, as does the rare Loggerhead Turtle.
Based on MNI, sharks and rays, porcupinefishes (Diodontidae), squirrelfishes (Holocentridae), and sea basses occur in modest proportions, each contributing between 5% and 10% to overall abundance.