Bur fish

Bur fish

(Science: zoology) a spinose, plectognath fish of the Allantic coast of the united states (especially. Chilo mycterus geometricus) having the power of distending its body with water or air, so as to resemble a chestnut bur.

Synonym: ball fish, balloon fish, and swellfish.

Retrieved from "http://www.biology-online.org/bodict/index.php?title=Bur_fish&oldid=20142"
First | Previous (Bur drill) | Next (Burbot) | Last
Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page.