"It's very boring at sea, during the 40-50-day patrols," says Richard Deconcini, who served as a ship's cook, 2nd class, on USS Hake (SS-256), USS Burrfish
(SS-312), and USS Conger (SS-477).
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.
3 Pufferfish belong to the same family--diodontidae--as porcupine-fish and burrfish
. Which defining feature do family members share?
Chilomycterus reticulatus Linnaeus 1758, spotfin burrfish
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).
Red Sea species range in size from the Orbicular Burrfish
at 15 cm and the rather larger Yellow-spotted Burrfish
to the Black-spotted Porcupinefish, which comes in at a whopping 80 cm.
Species such as the inshore lizardfish (Synodus foetens), spotfin butterflyfish (Chaetodon ocellatus), and striped burrfish
(Chilomycterus schoepfii) were all recorded only in Long Island Sound during the years studied but are known to occur in Narragansett Bay as well.