Scrawled Cowfish (Acanthostracion quadricornis)

Also known as Cowfish, Trunkfish


Also known as Cowfish, Trunkfish.

Found singly, mainly over seagrass beds and walls remaining motionless, blending in with the background, if detected will quickly retreat.
They feed on crustaceans, hermit crabs and plants.
Length - 55cm
Depth - 1-80m
Widespread Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean

The bodies of Boxfish are covered in a toxic mucus which can be released when stressed. Ref:


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