Yellow Boxfish (Juvenile) (Ostracion cubicus)

Also known as Trunkfishes, Cowfishes, Black-spotted Boxfish, Spotted Boxfish, Polka-dot Boxfish, Cube Boxfish, Cubical Boxfish, Cubicus Boxfish, Cube Trunkfish, Yellow Trunkfish, Red Sea Trunkfish, Yellow Cubicus Cowfish, Boxy

Description

Also known as Trunkfishes, Cowfishes, Black-spotted Boxfish, Spotted Boxfish, Polka-dot Boxfish, Cube Boxfish, Cubical Boxfish, Cubicus Boxfish, Cube Trunkfish, Yellow Trunkfish, Red Sea Trunkfish, Yellow Cubicus Cowfish and Boxy.

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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