porcupine fishes
Diodon Di"o*don, n. [Gr. di- = di`s- twice + 'odoy`s, 'odo`ntos, a tooth: cf. F. diodon.] 1. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of spinose, plectognath fishes, having the teeth of each jaw united into a single beaklike plate. They are able to inflate the body by taking in air or water, and, hence, are called {globefishes}, {swellfishes}, etc. Called also {porcupine fishes}, and {sea hedgehogs}. [1913 Webster]

2. (Zo["o]l.) A genus of whales. [1913 Webster]


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  • porcupine fishes — Makulošo ežiažuvės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis atitikmenys: lot. Allomycterus angl. porcupine fishes rus. алломиктеры ryšiai: platesnis terminas – dvidantės pūsliažuvės …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • porcupine fishes — ilgasnukės dvidantės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis atitikmenys: lot. Cyclichthys angl. porcupine fishes; swelltoads rus. циклихты ryšiai: platesnis terminas – dvidantės pūsliažuvės siauresnis terminas – ežinė… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • porcupine fishes — paprastosios dvidantės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas gentis atitikmenys: lot. Diodon angl. balloonfishes; porcupine fishes rus. настоящие рыбы ежи ryšiai: platesnis terminas – dvidantės pūsliažuvės siauresnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • porcupine fishes — dvidantės pūsliažuvės statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas šeima apibrėžtis Atlanto, Indijos ir Ramiojo vandenynų atogrąžų ir paatogrąžio platumos. 7 gentys, 19 rūšių. atitikmenys: lot. Diodontidae angl. balloonfishes;… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • porcupine fish — ▪ fish       any of the spiny, shallow water fishes of the family Diodontidae, found in seas around the world, especially the species Diodon hystrix. They are related to the puffers and, like them, can inflate their bodies when provoked.… …   Universalium

  • porcupine fish — /ˈpɔkjəpaɪn fɪʃ/ (say pawkyuhpuyn fish) noun (plural porcupine fish or porcupine fishes) any of various species of spiny, self inflating fishes of the family Diodontidae, poisonous to eat, and found in tropical waters. Usage: For variation in the …   Australian English dictionary

  • porcupine fish — noun Date: 1681 any of several bony fishes (family Diodontidae) that have sharp spines covering the body and inflate themselves into a sphere when threatened; especially a spotted chiefly tropical fish (Diodon hystrix) that is olive to brown… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • List of fishes of India — This is a list of the fish species found in India and is based on FishBase. [Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. 2006.FishBase. World Wide Web electronic publication. [http://www.fishbase.org] , version (05/2006)] AlbuliformesAlbulidae… …   Wikipedia

  • tetraodontiform — ▪ fish order Introduction       any member of the order Tetraodontiformes, a group of primarily tropical marine fishes that evolved from the Perciformes (the typical advanced spiny rayed fishes) during the Eocene Period of the Cenozoic Era, about …   Universalium

  • Lophodiodon calori —   Lophodiodon calori Clasificación científica Reino …   Wikipedia Español

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