Diodon hystrix

Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Diodon hystrix - spines become erect when the body is inflatedDiodon hystrix - 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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
The following nine species were recorded only at station B2: Acanthemblemaria macrospilus, Bodianus diplotaenia, Canthigaster punctatissima, Coryphopterus urospilus, Cirrhitichtys oxycechalus, Coralliozetus boehlkei, Diodon hystrix, Muraena lentiginosa, and Ophioblennius steindachneri.
The consistent ingredients included one or more species of puffer fish (Diodon hystrix, Diodon holacanthus or Sphoeroides testudineus) which contain tetrodotoxins, potent neurotoxins fully capable of pharmacologically inducing the zombi state.
Ultrastructural study of the spermatozoon of Heterolebes inciculosus (Digenea, Opistholebetidae), a parasite of the porcupine fish Diodon hystrix (Pisces, Teleostei).