Ostraciidae


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Noun1.Ostraciidae - boxfishes
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Plectognathi, order Tetraodontiformes, Plectognathi - boxfishes; filefishes; globefishes; ocean sunfishes; triggerfishes; puffers
boxfish, trunkfish - any of numerous small tropical fishes having body and head encased in bony plates
genus Lactophrys, Lactophrys - a genus of Ostraciidae
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Xanthic phenotypes have been reported in a broad taxonomic array of fishes, including marine [Batrachoididae (Opsanus; Lewis, 1968), Ostraciidae (Lactophrys triqueter; Pattengill-Semmens, 1999) and Sebastidae (Sebastes; Cripe, 1998)] and numerous freshwater representatives [Adrianichthyidae (Oryzias; Goodrich, 1927), Centrachidae (Micropterus; Allen and Neill, 1953), Cichlidae (Cichlasoma and Herichthys; Webber et al.
SCUBA gear was used primarily to harvest queen conch and spiny lobster and, to a lesser extent, hogfish; parrotfish; boxfish, Ostraciidae spp.
Anchoa Bothidae Bothus Bothus lunatus Lenguado Balistidae Balistes Balistes vetula Pejepuerco Aluterus Aluterus scriptus Pejepalo Polynemidae Polydactylus Polydactylus virginicus Pejegato Diodontidae Chilomicterus Chilomicterus antillarum Pejesapo Engraulidae Cetengraulis Cetengraulis edentulus Pelona Merlucciidae Lepophidium Lepophidium profundorum Perla Dasyatidae Dasyatis Dasyatis americana Raya Ostraciidae Lactophrys Lactophrys tricornis Torito Scaridae Sparisoma Sparisoma sp Vieja lora Tabla 2.
Because Brachaluteres, within the filefish lineage, is separated from the puffers by several noninflating lineages ([ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 1 OMITTED], Ostraciidae, Triodon, and the Molidae) the presence of a limited inflation behavior in Brachaluteres clearly represents a second, convergent case of the origin of inflation behavior in tetraodontiform fishes.