Definition of porcupine fish in English:

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porcupine fish

noun

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
Example sentences
  • 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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