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The Tetraodontidae are a family of primarily marine and estuarine fish of the order Tetraodontiformes. The family includes many familiar species which are variously called pufferfish, puffers, balloonfish, blowfish, blowies, bubblefish, globefish, ...


The balloonfish, also known as the spiny porcupinefish and spiny puffer, ranges worldwide in tropical waters and some subtropical and temperate areas. It is a ...


When threatened or frightened, the balloonfish will take in water - thereby noticeably expanding its overall body size. In this inflated state, its spines stand erect.


Find out what's known about Balloonfishes, Diodon holocanthus, Actinopterygii, Tetraodontiformes, Diodontidae, including their world range and habitats, ...


The balloonfish looks like similar species and can be identified by the dark blotches on its body, and the dark bars that run vertically across each eye.


Balloonfish definition, a porcupinefish, Diodon holacanthus, inhabiting tropical and subtropical waters. See more.


Florent's Guide To The Caribbean Reefs - Balloonfish - Diodon holocanthus - Porcupinefishes - Long-Spine Porcupinefish, Spiny Balloonfish, Freckled ...


Description, classification, synonyms, distribution map and images of Diodon holocanthus - Balloonfish.


These relatively poor swimmers find protection in their ability to puff up and raise spines along their body when attacked.