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Noun1.burrfish - any of several fishes having rigid flattened spines
spiny puffer - puffers having rigid or erectile spines
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It's very boring at sea, during the 40-50-day patrols," says Richard Deconcini, who served as a ship's cook, 2nd class, on USS Hake (SS-256), USS Burrfish (SS-312), and USS Conger (SS-477).
First record of the Emperor Angelfish, Pomacanthus imperator (Teleostei: Pomacanthidae) and the second record of the Spotbase Burrfish Cyclichthys spilostylus (Teleostei: Diodontidae) in the Mediterranean.
3 Pufferfish belong to the same family--diodontidae--as porcupine-fish and burrfish.
Notable species include the blue tang, an electric purple and blue specimen; the strange looking bluespotted cornetfish, possessing a mouth fully one third the length of its body; and the striped burrfish, a species related to blow fish, with a body that has the wonderful pattern of a child's discovery maze.
These included the planehead filefish, Monacanthus hispidus (Monacanthidae); the gray triggerfish, Balistes capriscus (Balistidae); the southern puffer, Sphoeroides nephalus (Tetraodontidae); and the striped burrfish, Chilomycterus schoepfi (Diodontidae).
Red Sea species range in size from the Orbicular Burrfish at 15 cm and the rather larger Yellow-spotted Burrfish to the Black-spotted Porcupinefish, which comes in at a whopping 80 cm.