Also known as Cowfishes, Trunkfishes, Black-spotted Boxfish, Boxy, Cofferfish, Cube Boxfish, Cube Trunkfish, Cubical Boxfish, Cubicus Boxfish, Polka-dot Boxfish, Red Sea Trunkfish, Spotted Boxfish, Yellow Boxfish, Yellow Cubicus Cowfish, Yellow Trunkfish.
Found singly in lagoons, coastal and outer reefs.
They feed mainly on algae, but will also feed on sponges, crustaceans and molluscs.
Variation in colour through growth.
Length - 45cm
Depth - 1-50m
In 2006, Mercedes-Benz unveiled its Bionic concept car, inspired by the Yellow Boxfish.
The bodies of Boxfish are covered in a toxic mucus which can be released when stressed.