Smooth Trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter)

Also known as Cowfishes, Spotted Trunkfish, Trunkfishes


Also known as Cowfishes, Spotted Trunkfish, Trunkfishes.

Found singly or in small schools swimming above corals and sandy areas of coral reefs.
They feed on algae, crustaceans, small invertebrates, molluscs, sea cucumbers, sea urchins, seaweed, sponges, starfish, tunicates and worms.
Length - 47cm
Depth - 4-50m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean

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 Smooth Trunkfish. Click the image(s) to explore further or hover over to get a better view!

Smooth Trunkfish (Juvenile)

Smooth Trunkfish (Juvenile)

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