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any of several fishes having rigid flattened spines

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One specimen of spotfin burrfish was found 3 September 1992, by CINP divers during a previous El Nino.
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.
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).
Species such as the inshore lizardfish (Synodus foetens), spotfin butterflyfish (Chaetodon ocellatus), and striped burrfish (Chilomycterus schoepfii) were all recorded only in Long Island Sound during the years studied but are known to occur in Narragansett Bay as well.
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.