Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to boxfish: Box jellyfish
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • noun

Synonyms for boxfish

any of numerous small tropical fishes having body and head encased in bony plates

References in periodicals archive ?
The Boxfish 360 is the only 360 camera that's specifically calibrated for underwater use, has a runtime of three hours, depth rating of 300m, and comes with an App that creates ready-to-render project files, removing much of the work and headache from post-production.
Fish pots targeted spiny lobsters, grunts, boxfishes, queen triggerfishes, and parrotfishes, whereas lobster traps landed mainly spiny lobsters.
Darren, 29, said that yellow boxfish emit a poison when they become stressed, which could kill the other fish in the tank.
Designers and engineers settled on the boxfish when searching nature for the perfect car shape.
In what may be more publicity hype than reality, the company claims that the slipperiest shape is actually the tropical boxfish.
And the fish!--bannerfish, b atfish, boxfish, butterflyfish, clownfish, lionfish, Picassofish, pufferfish, surgeonfish, triggerfish, trumpetfish, unicornfish....
It's the juvenile form of Ostracion cubicus, the yellow boxfish, or momoa afata in Tahitian.
These neurons also respond to visual stimulation and saccular movement in the toadfish and boxfish (7).
Chicago author Kathleen Rooney talks about her best-seller "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk" during the lunch.
In her clever 2017 novel Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk, a Manhattan flaneuse recalls her life and career--she was the highestpaid female ad copywriter of the 1930s--while walking ten miles on New Year's Eve, 1984.
Inter- and intraspecific cleaning behavior: Plotosus juveniles are facultative cleaners of other fishes (morays, boxfish, morwongs) (interspecific cleaning, Figs 14, 15, 16, 17) and even artificial surfaces (e.g., wet suits or diveskins of divers) (Fig.
Its body shell is designed using the boxfish's body for inspir-ation, and it is up to 40 per cent more rigid than other cars, yet has had its weight reduced by one third.
In the larger group (801-950 mm), 11 dolphinfish ate mostly triggerfishes (Balistidae), boxfish (Ostraciidae), and flyingfishes.