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Index Ostraciidae

Ostraciidae is a family of squared, bony fish belonging to the order Tetraodontiformes, closely related to the pufferfishes and filefishes. [1]

43 relations: Acanthostracion, Actinopterygii, Animal, Atlantic Ocean, Cape Cod, Carapace, Choline chloride, Chordate, Constantine Samuel Rafinesque, Czech Republic, Echinoderm, Eocene, Eolactoria, Filefish, Florida, Genus, Hexagon, Indian Ocean, Italy, Lactophrys, Lactophrys trigonus, Lactoria, Lutetian, Monte Bolca, Moravia, Oligocene, Oligolactoria, Ostracion, Pacific Ocean, Pahutoxin, Paracanthostracion lindsayi, Predation, Rupelian, Saponin, Science (journal), Scrawled cowfish, Species, Spotted trunkfish, Surfactant, Tetraodontidae, Tetraodontiformes, Tetrosomus, Toxin.


Acanthostracion is a genus of boxfishes native to the Atlantic Ocean.

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Actinopterygii, or the ray-finned fishes, constitute a class or subclass of the bony fishes.

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Animals are multicellular eukaryotic organisms that form the biological kingdom Animalia.

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Atlantic Ocean

The Atlantic Ocean is the second largest of the world's oceans with a total area of about.

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Cape Cod

Cape Cod is a geographic cape extending into the Atlantic Ocean from the southeastern corner of mainland Massachusetts, in the northeastern United States.

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A carapace is a dorsal (upper) section of the exoskeleton or shell in a number of animal groups, including arthropods, such as crustaceans and arachnids, as well as vertebrates, such as turtles and tortoises.

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Choline chloride

Choline chloride is an organic compound and a quaternary ammonium salt.

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A chordate is an animal belonging to the phylum Chordata; chordates possess a notochord, a hollow dorsal nerve cord, pharyngeal slits, an endostyle, and a post-anal tail, for at least some period of their life cycle.

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Constantine Samuel Rafinesque

Constantine Samuel Rafinesque-Schmaltz, as he is known in Europe (October 22, 1783 – September 18, 1840), was a nineteenth-century polymath born near Constantinople in the Ottoman Empire and self-educated in France.

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Czech Republic

The Czech Republic (Česká republika), also known by its short-form name Czechia (Česko), is a landlocked country in Central Europe bordered by Germany to the west, Austria to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland to the northeast.

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Echinoderm is the common name given to any member of the phylum Echinodermata (from Ancient Greek, ἐχῖνος, echinos – "hedgehog" and δέρμα, derma – "skin") of marine animals.

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The Eocene Epoch, lasting from, is a major division of the geologic timescale and the second epoch of the Paleogene Period in the Cenozoic Era.

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Eolactoria sorbinii is an extinct prehistoric boxfish that lived during the Lutetian epoch of the middle Eocene, in Monte Bolca.

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The filefish (Monacanthidae) are a diverse family of tropical to subtropical tetraodontiform marine fish, which are also known as foolfish, leatherjackets or shingles.

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Florida (Spanish for "land of flowers") is the southernmost contiguous state in the United States.

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A genus (genera) is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology.

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In geometry, a hexagon (from Greek ἕξ hex, "six" and γωνία, gonía, "corner, angle") is a six-sided polygon or 6-gon.

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Indian Ocean

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering (approximately 20% of the water on the Earth's surface).

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Italy (Italia), officially the Italian Republic (Repubblica Italiana), is a sovereign state in Europe.

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Lactophrys is a genus of boxfishes native to the western Atlantic Ocean.

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Lactophrys trigonus

Lactophrys trigones, commonly called the buffalo trunkfish or trunkfish, is a boxfish native to the Western Atlantic.

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Lactoria is a genus of boxfishes.

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The Lutetian is, in the geologic timescale, a stage or age in the Eocene.

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Monte Bolca

Monte Bolca is a lagerstätte near Verona, Italy that was one of the first fossil sites with high quality preservation known to Europeans, and is still an important source of fossils from the Eocene.

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Moravia (Morava;; Morawy; Moravia) is a historical country in the Czech Republic (forming its eastern part) and one of the historical Czech lands, together with Bohemia and Czech Silesia.

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The Oligocene is a geologic epoch of the Paleogene Period and extends from about 33.9 million to 23 million years before the present (to). As with other older geologic periods, the rock beds that define the epoch are well identified but the exact dates of the start and end of the epoch are slightly uncertain.

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Oligolactoria bubiki is an extinct prehistoric boxfish that lived during the Rupelian epoch from the Middle Oligocene of Moravia, Czech Republic.

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Ostracion is a genus of the boxfish family Ostraciidae.

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Pacific Ocean

The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth's oceanic divisions.

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Pahutoxin, formerly called ostracitoxin, is a neurotoxin present in the mucous secretions of boxfish (Ostraciidae) skin, while under stress.

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Paracanthostracion lindsayi

Paracanthostracion lindsayi is a species of boxfish endemic to New Zealand.

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Predation is a biological interaction where a predator (a hunting animal) kills and eats its prey (the organism that is attacked).

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The Rupelian is, in the geologic timescale, the older of two ages or the lower of two stages of the Oligocene epoch/series.

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Saponins are a class of chemical compounds found in particular abundance in various plant species.

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Science (journal)

Science, also widely referred to as Science Magazine, is the peer-reviewed academic journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and one of the world's top academic journals.

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Scrawled cowfish

The scrawled cowfish (Acanthostracion quadricornis) is a cowfish in the family Ostraciidae.

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In biology, a species is the basic unit of classification and a taxonomic rank, as well as a unit of biodiversity, but it has proven difficult to find a satisfactory definition.

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Spotted trunkfish

The spotted trunkfish (Lactophrys bicaudalis) is a member of the family Ostraciidae.

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Surfactants are compounds that lower the surface tension (or interfacial tension) between two liquids, between a gas and a liquid, or between a liquid and a solid.

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The Tetraodontidae are a family of primarily marine and estuarine fish of the order Tetraodontiformes.

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The Tetraodontiformes are an order of highly derived ray-finned fish, also called the Plectognathi.

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Tetrosomus is a genus of boxfishes native to the Indian and western Pacific Oceans.

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A toxin (from toxikon) is a poisonous substance produced within living cells or organisms; synthetic toxicants created by artificial processes are thus excluded.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostraciidae

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