Yellow Boxfish (Juvenile) (Ostracion cubicus)

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

Description

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
Widespread Indo-Pacific

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.

Related creatures

Heads up! Many creatures change during their life. Juvenile fish become adults and some change shape or their colour. Some species change sex and others just get older. The following creature(s) are known relatives of the Yellow Boxfish (Juvenile). Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Yellow Boxfish

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