porcupine fish


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porcupine fish

n.
Any of various tropical marine fishes of the family Diodontidae, having strong sharp spines on the body and capable of inflating themselves when attacked.

porcupine fish

n
(Animals) any of various plectognath fishes of the genus Diodon and related genera, of temperate and tropical seas, having a body that is covered with sharp spines and can be inflated into a globe: family Diodontidae. Also called: globefish
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Noun1.porcupine fish - spines become erect when the body is inflatedporcupine fish - spines become erect when the body is inflated; worldwide in warm waters
spiny puffer - puffers having rigid or erectile spines
Diodon, genus Diodon - type genus of the Diodontidae
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