Spotted Boxfish Ostracion meleagris
The Spotted Boxfish is known by several other names, including White-Spotted Boxfish, Blue Boxfish, Black Boxfish and 'Cowfish' with similar prefixes.To add to the confusion, males and females differ greatly in colouratiopn, with the males being more colourful. Its scientific name is Ostracion meleagris. It's a small fish that isn't fast and doesn't use camouflage. Instead, its bright colours warn potential predators that it's poisonous to eat. It's a cousin of pufferfish, and can inflate its body when threatened, adding to its defence.
|Order:||Tetraodontiformes (Pufferfish, Triggerfish, & Filefish)|
|Average Size:||20 centimetres|