boxfish
Trunkfish Trunk"fish`, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any one of several species of plectognath fishes, belonging to the genus {Ostracion}, or the family {Ostraciontid[ae]}, having an angular body covered with a rigid integument consisting of bony scales. Some of the species are called also {coffer fish}, and {boxfish}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Boxfish — Box fish , n. (Zo[ o]l.) The trunkfish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Boxfish — Taxobox name = Boxfishes image caption = Honeycomb cowfish, Acanthostracion polygonius . regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Tetraodontiformes familia = Ostraciidae subdivision ranks = Genera subdivision = See text …   Wikipedia

  • boxfish — /boks fish /, n., pl. boxfishes, (esp. collectively) boxfish. trunkfish. [1830 40; BOX1 + FISH] * * * ▪ fish also called  trunkfish , or  cowfish   any of a small group of shallow water marine fishes of the family Ostraciontidae (or Ostraciidae) …   Universalium

  • boxfish — noun Any of the family Ostraciidae of squared, bony fish, closely related to the pufferfish and filefish …   Wiktionary

  • boxfish — noun (plural same or boxfishes) a tropical marine fish with a shell of bony plates covered in spines enclosing the body. [Tetrosomus gibbosus and other species.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • boxfish —   Makukana, pahu …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • boxfish — noun any of numerous small tropical fishes having body and head encased in bony plates • Syn: ↑trunkfish • Hypernyms: ↑plectognath, ↑plectognath fish • Hyponyms: ↑cowfish, ↑Lactophrys quadricornis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Yellow boxfish — Yellow boxfish, Ostracion cubicus Scientific classification Kingdom: Animalia …   Wikipedia

  • black-spotted boxfish — juodadėmė dėžiažuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Ostracion tuberculatus angl. black spotted boxfish; blue spotted boxfish; ocellated boxfish rus. бугорчатый кузовок ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

  • blue-spotted boxfish — juodadėmė dėžiažuvė statusas T sritis zoologija | vardynas taksono rangas rūšis atitikmenys: lot. Ostracion tuberculatus angl. black spotted boxfish; blue spotted boxfish; ocellated boxfish rus. бугорчатый кузовок ryšiai: platesnis terminas –… …   Žuvų pavadinimų žodynas

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