Yellow Boxfish (Ostracion cubicus) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Yellow Boxfish

Yellow Boxfish are very popular & photogenic reef fish in the Indo-Pacific region and can be found in other parts of the world, as well. They swim slowy and they are brightly coloured, so therefore could be an easy target for predators. However, their bright colouration is a sign to potential predators that they contain strong toxins.

Yellow Boxfish (Ostracion cubicus) swims across the reef
Indo-Pacific Yellow Boxfish (Ostracion cubicus)
Credit: Helen Holmgren
Yellow Boxfish (adult male)
A male adult Yellow Boxfish in Egypt
Credit: Aida Karamesic
Yellow Boxfish Ostracion cubicus
Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes (Pufferfish, Triggerfish, & Filefish)
Family: Ostraciidae (Ostraciidae)
Genus: Ostracion (Ostracion)
Species: Ostracion cubicus
Size
Average Size: 30 centimetres

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