Definition of porcupine fish in English:

porcupine fish

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  • A tropical marine fish which has a parrot-like beak and is covered with sharp spines. It inflates itself like a balloon when threatened.
    • Family Diodontidae: three genera and several species, including the widely distributed Diodon hystrix. See also burrfish
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    • They went swimming with loggerhead turtles, bottle-nosed dolphins, nurse sharks, moray eels, stingrays, and porcupine fish at one of the world's top dive sites.
    • The exhibit offers a glimpse into the marine life with the moray eel, which resembles a tiger, lobster, sea horse, porcupine fish and squirrelfish being displayed.
    • Jacks, titan triggers, morays, blue-ringed angelfish, lionfish, and porcupine fish are residents in this landscape dotted with barrel sponge, and pretty soft and white and purple coral.

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