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Any of various tropical marine fishes of the family Diodontidae, having strong sharp spines on the body and capable of inflating themselves when attacked.
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(Animals) any of various plectognath fishes of the genus Diodon and related genera, of temperate and tropical seas, having a body that is covered with sharp spines and can be inflated into a globe: family Diodontidae. Also called: globefish
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|Noun||1.||porcupine fish - spines become erect when the body is inflated; worldwide in warm waters|
spiny puffer - puffers having rigid or erectile spines
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