Definition of burrfish in English:


Syllabification: burr·fish
Pronunciation: /ˈbərˌfiSH

noun (plural same or burrfishes)

  • A porcupine fish with spines that are permanently erected, occurring in tropical waters of the Atlantic and Pacific.
    • Genus Chilomycterus, family Diodontidae: several species, including the common striped burrfish (C. schoepfi) of the western Atlantic
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    • This fish is known as a yellow-spotted burrfish or Cyclichthys spilostylus.
    • A spiny burrfish is over-optimistic about staying hidden in the dark.
    • Covered in corals and sponges, it is a colourful environment stacked with sea-horses, young spiny burrfish and cornetfish.

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