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any of several fishes having rigid flattened spines

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Remarks.--Spotfin burrfish, Chilomycterus reticulatus, is another visitor recorded during previous El Nino events.
Record of the Pacific Burrfish from Southern California.
Water blowing was studied in the triggerfish and the southern puffer, whereas inflation was studied in the southern puffer and burrfish. Water blowing was induced in the triggerfish by burying pieces of squid mantle under a 40 to 50 mm bed of gravel in a 200 mm square glass dish and placing the dish in the aquarium with the fish.
The AP was not recorded in the burrfish because this species has a fixed suspensorium (fused to the neurocranium) and only a few fibers of this muscle.
The burrfish and puffer showed no differences between species in the inflation motor pattern ([ILLUSTRATION FOR FIGURE 7 OMITTED]; Table 4).
37 Striped burrfish Chilomycterus schoepfii 38 French grunt Haemulon flavolineatum 39 Guaguanche Sphyraena guachancho 40 King mackerel Scomberomorus cavalla 41 Snakefish Trachinocephalus myops 42 Mullet spp.
The pelagic species hardhead halfbeak, Chriodorus atherinoides, and leatherjack, Oligoplites saurus, were not common, and the scrawled cowfish, Lactophrys quadricornis; the striped burrfish, Chilomycterus schoepfi; and the great barracuda, Sphyraena barracuda, were all observed only once.
Fish such as the porcupinefishes, burrfishes and puffers also take marine mollusks, as does the rare Loggerhead Turtle.
Burrfishes Sn Totals (to lowest taxon) 63 33 Table 3.--Benthic invertebrates and marine plants of Navassa Island (1998 and 1977).