Spotted Trunkfish (Lactophrys bicaudalis)

Also known as Cowfish, Honeycomb Cowfish, Trunkfish


Also known as Cowfish, Honeycomb Cowfish, Trunkfish.

Found singly, close to crevices, holes, ledges, and in seagrass beds, over clear water, coral and rocky reefs.
They feed on benthic invertebrates.
Length - 48cm
Depth - 3-50m
Widespread Eastern Atlantic, Western Atlantic, Caribbean

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

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

Spotted Trunkfish (Juvenile)

Spotted Trunkfish (Juvenile)

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