balloonfish definition

  • noun:
    • A fish associated with the genus Diodon or Tetraodon, capable of distending its human anatomy by firmly taking air or liquid into its dilatable esophagus.
    • A globefish; a fish regarding the order Plectognathi and suborder Gymnodontes, because the tropical Tetraodon lineatus, or striped spine-belly, or a species of just one of this genera Triodon and Diodon.
    • comparable to but smaller than porcupinefish
  • others:
    • A fish of the genus Diodon (particularly Diodon holocanthus) and/or genus Tetraodon, having the energy of distending its body by firmly taking environment or water into its dilatable esophagus. It's just like but smaller compared to the porcupinefish. See globefish, and bur seafood.

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