Horned Boxfish (Lactoria cornuta) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Horned Boxfish

Horned Boxfish or Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria cornuta)
Adult Horned Boxfish or Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria cornuta) in Indonesia
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Horned Boxfish or Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria cornuta) in Indonesia
Horned Boxfish or Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria cornuta)
Credit: Emmy Ahlen
Horned Boxfish Lactoria cornuta
Description

The Horned Boxfish or Longhorn Cowfish (Lactoria cornuta) is a member of the Ostraciidae family, in the genus of Lactoria. This species is found around the Indo-Pacific region, tropical waters of The Atlantic, the Red Sea, Korean peninsula and Japan. 

Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Pufferfish, Triggerfish, & Filefish)
Family: Ostraciidae (Ostraciidae)
Genus: Lactoria (Lactoria)
Species: Lactoria cornuta
Size
Average Size: 20 centimetres

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