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.
YT 5.29 Family Nomeidae N 2.24 Cubiceps pauciradiatus N 2.24 Order Tetraodontiformes T 3.77 Family Balistidae T 3.77 Xantichthys mento T 3.77 Family Ostraciidae T 3.77 Lactoria diaphanum T 3.77 Family Tetraodontidae T 3.77 Lagocephalus lagocephalus T 3.77 Unidentified fishes MiF 3.77 Total prey weight (g) Area Taxon N W E Phylum Mollusca 16.35 2.54 9.48 Class Cephalopoda 16.35 2.54 9.48 Order Teuthoidea 16.35 2.54 9.48 Family Enoploteuthidae * Abraliopsis falco * Family Mastigoteuthidae 0.15 Mastigoteuthis spp.
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).