Diodontidae


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Related to Diodontidae: spiny puffer
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Noun1.Diodontidae - spiny puffers
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Plectognathi, order Tetraodontiformes, Plectognathi - boxfishes; filefishes; globefishes; ocean sunfishes; triggerfishes; puffers
spiny puffer - puffers having rigid or erectile spines
Diodon, genus Diodon - type genus of the Diodontidae
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The families Muraenidae, Blenniidae, Gobiidae, and Labridae had two species each, and the families Synodontidae, Holocentridae, Cirrhitidae, Sciaenidae, Serranidae, Tripterygiidae, Tetraodontidae, and Diodontidae had one species each.
Balistidae, Scorpaenidae and Diodontidae are small bony species with distinctive spines and scutes that survive well.
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.
2 1 3 SYNOGLOSSIDAE Symphurus tesselatus (Quoy and -- 1 1 Gaimard, 1824) DIODONTIDAE Chilomycterus spinosus (Linnaeus, 1758) 6 11 17 TETRAODONTIDAE Sphoeroides testudineus 268 554 822 Sphoeroides greeleyi 73 67 140 Total 12045 1710 13755 Biomass (g) Family/ Species Day Night Total ENGRAULIDAE Anchoa lyolepis 5.6 5.6 11 Anchoa parva 8520 545 9065 Anchoa tricolor (Agassiz, 1829) 38 1 39 Anchoa sp.
Editorial Note: Neurologic illnesses associated with eating pufferfish (i.e., blowfish, sea squab, and Fugu [Terodontidae and Diodontidae families]) are not common in the United Stares.
Within the teleost order Tetraodontiformes, the bizarre ability to inflate the body is seen in all members of the families Tetraodontidae (puffers and sharp-nosed puffers) and Diodontidae (spiny puffers).
Diodontidae Diodon holocanthus 8 Unidentified larvae 143 632 TOTAL 18619 17862 Table 2.