balloonfish
balloonfish al*loon"fish`, balloon fish al*loon" fish` (Zo["o]l.) A fish of the genus {Diodon} (such as {Diodon holocanthus}) or the genus {Tetraodon}, having the power of distending its body by taking air or water into its dilatable esophagus. It is similar to but smaller than the porcupinefish. See {Globefish}, and {Bur fish}. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

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  • balloonfish — /beuh loohn fish /, n., pl. balloonfishes, (esp. collectively) balloonfish. a porcupinefish, Diodon holacanthus, inhabiting tropical and subtropical waters. [1825 35; BALLOON + FISH] * * * …   Universalium

  • balloonfish — amerikinė dvidantė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Chilomycterus schoepfi angl. balloonfish; oysterfish; rabbitfish; spiny boxfish; striped burrfish rus. американский хиломикт; рыба ёж ryšiai:… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • balloonfish — ilgadyglė ežiažuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Diodon holacanthus angl. ballon porcupine fish; balloonfish; common porcupine fish; freckled porcupine fish; lesser porcupine fish; long spined… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • balloonfish — noun similar to but smaller than porcupinefish • Syn: ↑Diodon holocanthus • Hypernyms: ↑spiny puffer • Member Holonyms: ↑Diodon, ↑genus Diodon * * *  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • balloonfish — noun (plural same or balloonfishes) a tropical porcupine fish which lives in shallow water and can inflate itself when threatened. [Diodon holocanthus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • pelagic balloonfish — paprastasis kiškiagalvis dygliapilvis statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Lagocephalus lagocephalus angl. blue blaasop; oceanic puffer; pelagic balloonfish rus. обыкновенный зайцеголовый иглобрюх;… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • balloon fish — balloonfish al*loon fish , balloon fish al*loon fish (Zo[ o]l.) A fish of the genus {Diodon} (such as {Diodon holocanthus}) or the genus {Tetraodon}, having the power of distending its body by taking air or water into its dilatable esophagus.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Diodon holocanthus — balloonfish al*loon fish , balloon fish al*loon fish (Zo[ o]l.) A fish of the genus {Diodon} (such as {Diodon holocanthus}) or the genus {Tetraodon}, having the power of distending its body by taking air or water into its dilatable esophagus.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tetraodontidae — Taxobox name = Puffer fish or blow fish image width = 240px image caption = White spotted puffer, Arothron hispidus regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata subphylum = Vertebrata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Tetraodontiformes familia =… …   Wikipedia

  • Porcupinefish — (Diodon nicthemerus) Photo by Mikkel Elbech Scientific classification Kingdo …   Wikipedia

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