order Tetraodontiformes


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Related to order Tetraodontiformes: Molidae, Pleuronectiformes
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Noun1.order Tetraodontiformes - boxfishes; filefishes; globefishes; ocean sunfishes; triggerfishes; puffers
animal order - the order of animals
Acanthopterygii, superorder Acanthopterygii - teleost fishes having fins with sharp bony rays
plectognath, plectognath fish - tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines
Balistidae, family Balistidae - triggerfishes
family Molidae, Molidae - ocean sunfishes
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2005; Inoue & Nakaya 2006), like genera of unrelated pufferfishes (Breder & Clark 1947) and two genera of filefishes, Brachaluteres and Paraluteres (Clark & Gohar 1953), in the teleost order Tetraodontiformes.
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).
Presence of a small, rounded mouth opening is primitive for the living members of the order Tetraodontiformes and is secondarily lost only in some puffer taxa (e.