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boxfish:

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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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Michelle Johnson: This past weekend I read your most recent novel, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk.
I've shot with several underwater 360 rigs, and the Boxfish 360 is by far the most reliable and easiest to use," says Danny Copeland, freelance underwater filmmaker and Media Manager for the Manta Trust.
They are responsible for funding preliminary design and engineering work prior to receiving provincial and federal Treasury Board approval of funding, with subsequent costs borne in equal shares (Deloitte and The Boxfish Group 2015).
Boxfish doesn't walk, think or live like an old lady either.
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On 25 January 2011, a boxfish was collected from off the northern Lebanese coast, in the vicinity of the Ramkine islet (34[degrees] 29' N; 35[degrees] 45' E) (Fig.
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Experts have named the yellow boxfish Mick because his puckered mouth resembles The Rolling Stones singer's famous pout.
Visitors will be able to admire a portrait of the zebra turkeyfish and a map of its range in the Pacific, for example, or learn that the white-spotted boxfish typically frequents tropical waters 1 meter to 30 m deep.
On other excursions we also saw humongous sponges, brain coral, pufferfish and boxfish.
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