burrfish

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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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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).
Muscular basis of buccal pressure: Inflation behavior in the striped burrfish Chilomycterus schoepfi.