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Smooth trunkfish

Rhinesomus triqueter

Description:

Photo take at -40 ft on a coral reef adult trunkfish digging the sandy bottom. The trunkfish belongs to a family of fish known as boxfish. Their bodies are hard and hexagonal shaped. Modified scales are formed into plates which act as body armor. The tip of the snout and the area round the pectoral fins are dark with few spots and the eyes are black.

Habitat:

It is found oncoral reefs from Florida to the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico to the North of Brazil.

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6 Comments

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago

attractive fish!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks Team and Mayra :)

MayraSpringmann
MayraSpringmann 9 years ago

Beautiful!

Voddy
Voddy 9 years ago

Great picture dude :-)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Thanks ASH:)

ASH247
ASH247 9 years ago

Super pretty, great job!

Gerardo Aizpuru
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Gerardo Aizpuru

Mexico

Spotted on Jul 15, 2012
Submitted on Jul 15, 2012

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