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boxfish:

see trunkfishtrunkfish,
any member of a family of fishes, Ostraciidae, also called boxfishes, that have short triangular bodies covered by firmly united hexagonal bony plates. Only the jaw, the bases of the fins, and the tail protrude from this carapace, and the locomotion of these fishes is
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The Indo-Pacific cube boxfish is here reported for the first time in the Mediterranean Sea.
This assumption is based on the fact that the species is difficult to raise in a confined space because of ichthyotoxins released, resulting in the death of all fishes present, including the boxfish itself (e.
Designers and engineers settled on the boxfish when searching nature for the perfect car shape.
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In order to use this great potential for automobile development purposes, specialists at DaimlerChrysler first created a 1:4 car model whose shape was substantially based on the boxfish.
The boxfish, the aerodynamic model for the concept car, is also a prime example of rigidity and light weight.
In the larger group (801-950 mm), 11 dolphinfish ate mostly triggerfishes (Balistidae), boxfish (Ostraciidae), and flyingfishes.
Boxfish V Lactophrys bicaudalis Spotted trunkfish T Lactophrys polygonia Honeycomb cowfish V Lactophrys trigonus Trunkfish V Tetraodontidae Canthigaster rostrata Sharpnose puffer V Diodon sp.
Unidentified boxfish 159 Lactophrys trigonius Trunkfish Tetraodontidae, Puffers 160 Diodon hystrix Porcupinefish 161 Sphoeroides spp.
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