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Tetraodontiformes (cowfishes, filefishes, leatherjackets, puffers, triggerfishes, and trunkfishes)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Tetraodontiformes are an order of highly derived ray-finned fish, also called the Plectognathi. Sometimes these are classified as a suborder of the Perciformes. The Tetraodontiformes are represented by ten families and approximately 360 species overall; most are marine and dwell in and around tropical coral reefs, but a handful of species are found in freshwater streams and estuaries.
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Aracanidae (12)
Balistidae (filefishes and triggerfishes) (42)
Diodontidae (burrfishes and porcupinefishes) (17)
Molidae (headfishes, molas, ocean sunfishes, and trunkfishes) (4)
Monacanthidae (filefishes) (107)
Ostraciidae (boxfishes, cofferfishes, cowfishes, and trunkfishes) (25)
Tetraodontidae (blowfishes, globefishes, puffers, rabbitfishes, swellfishes, and toadfishes) (196)   (6)
Triacanthidae (hornfishes, spikefishes, and triplespines) (7)
Triacanthodidae (Spikefish) (23)
Triodontidae (threetooth puffers) (1)

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