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
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.