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ˈpɔr kyəˌpaɪnˌfɪʃpor·cu·pine·fish

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. porcupinefish, porcupine fish, Diodon hystrixnoun

    spines become erect when the body is inflated; worldwide in warm waters

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  1. Porcupinefish

    Porcupinefish are fish belonging to the family Diodontidae (order Tetraodontiformes), also commonly called blowfish and, sometimes, balloonfish and globefish. They are sometimes collectively called pufferfish, not to be confused with the morphologically similar and closely related Tetraodontidae, which are more commonly given this name. Porcupinefish are medium- to large-sized fish, and are found in shallow temperate and tropical seas worldwide. A few species are found much further out from shore, wherein large schools of thousands of individuals can occur. They are generally slow-moving.Porcupinefish have the ability to inflate their bodies by swallowing water or air, thereby becoming rounder. This increase in size (almost double vertically) reduces the range of potential predators to those with much bigger mouths. A second defense mechanism is provided by the sharp spines, which radiate outwards when the fish is inflated. Some species are poisonous, having tetrodotoxin in their internal organs, such as the ovaries and liver. This neurotoxin is at least 1200 times more potent than cyanide. The poison is produced by several types of bacteria obtained from the fish's diet. As a result of these three defenses, porcupinefish have few predators, although adults are sometimes preyed upon by sharks and orcas. Juveniles are also preyed on by Lysiosquillina maculata, tuna, and dolphins.Porcupinefish are eaten as food fish and are an exotic delicacy in Cebu, Philippines, where they are called tagotongan.

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  1. porcupinefish

    Porcupinefish are a type of marine fish belonging to the family Diodontidae, characterized by their ability to inflate their body by swallowing water or air, which causes their scales to stand up in a defensive mechanism against predators. Their bodies are often covered with spines or sharp bristles that further aid in defending them from threats. They inhabit warm and temperate oceans around the world.

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  1. Porcupinefish

    Porcupinefish are fish of the family Diodontidae, also commonly called blowfish. They are sometimes collectively called pufferfish. Porcupinefish are medium to large sized fish, and are found in shallow temperate and tropical seas worldwide. A few species are found much further out from shore, wherein large shoals of thousands of individuals can occur. They are generally slow. Porcupinefish have the ability to inflate their body by swallowing water or air, thereby becoming rounder. This increase in size reduces the range of potential predators to those with much bigger mouths. A second defense mechanism is provided by the sharp spines, which radiate outwards when the fish is inflated. Some species are poisonous, having a tetrodotoxin in their internal organs, such as the ovaries and liver. This neurotoxin is at least 1200 times more potent than cyanide. The poison is produced by several types of bacteria that are obtained via the fish's diet. As a result of these three defenses, porcupinefish have few predators, although adults are sometimes preyed upon by sharks and orcas. Juveniles are also preyed on by tuna and dolphins.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of porcupinefish in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of porcupinefish in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6


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