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Descriptor English: Tetraodontiformes
Descriptor Spanish: Tetraodontiformes
Descriptor Portuguese: Tetraodontiformes
Descriptor French: Tétraodontiformes
Entry term(s): Boxfishes
Fish, Puffer
Ostraciidae
Puffer Fish
Pufferfish
Puffers
Tetraodontidae
Tree number(s): B01.050.150.900.493.875
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D023721
Scope note: A small order of primarily marine fish containing 340 species. Most have a rotund or box-like shape. TETRODOTOXIN is found in their liver and ovaries.
Allowable Qualifiers: AB abnormalities
AH anatomy & histology
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CL classification
EM embryology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IN injuries
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
SU surgery
UR urine
VI virology
Previous Indexing: Fishes (1981-2001)
Public MeSH Note: 2002
History Note: 2002
DeCS ID: 35556
Unique ID: D023721
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2002/01/01
Date of Entry: 2001/07/25
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Tetraodontiformes - Preferred
Concept UI M0367310
Scope note A small order of primarily marine fish containing 340 species. Most have a rotund or box-like shape. TETRODOTOXIN is found in their liver and ovaries.
Preferred term Tetraodontiformes
Boxfishes - Narrower
Concept UI M0367312
Scope note Common name for fish of the family Ostraciitae.
Preferred term Boxfishes
Entry term(s) Ostraciidae
Pufferfish - Narrower
Concept UI M0367313
Scope note Common name for fish of the family Tetraodontidae.
Preferred term Pufferfish
Entry term(s) Fish, Puffer
Puffer Fish
Puffers
Tetraodontidae



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