Yellow Boxfish (Juvenile) (Ostracion cubicus)

Also known as Black-spotted Boxfish, Blue-spotted Boxfish, Boxy, Cofferfish, Cowfish, Cube Boxfish, Cube Trunkfish, Cubical Boxfish, Cubicus Boxfish, Polkadot Boxfish, Pufferfish, Red Sea Trunkfish, Spotted Boxfish, Trunkfish, Yellow Boxfish, Yellow Cubicus Cowfish, Yellow Trunkfish

Description

Also known as Black-spotted Boxfish, Blue-spotted Boxfish, Boxy, Cofferfish, Cowfish, Cube Boxfish, Cube Trunkfish, Cubical Boxfish, Cubicus Boxfish, Polkadot Boxfish, Pufferfish, Red Sea Trunkfish, Spotted Boxfish, Trunkfish, Yellow Boxfish, Yellow Cubicus Cowfish, Yellow Trunkfish.

Found singly over lagoons and sheltered seaward reefs.
They feed on algae, small fish, benthic invertebrates, molluscs, sponges and worms.
Juveniles found hiding in Acropora corals.
Variation in colour through growth.
Length - 45cm
Depth - 1-280m
Widespread South East Atlantic, 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. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/6555

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!

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