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Honeycomb cowfish

Acanthostracion polygonius


The honeycomb cowfish has armor-like, hexagonal scales covering most of its body. It is named for its unique honeycomb-like pattern and “horns”. This pattern helps the fish to blend in with coral reefs. Most honeycomb cowfish tend to be blue in color, but can also be yellow, gray, or green. Juveniles are generally more colorful than adults. They have no pelvic fins, and the caudal fin is rounded. The maximum body length is 50 centimeters, but the average length is 25 cm.


Buddy's Reef dive site, Bonaire.

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Bonaire, Caribisch Nederland, Netherlands

Spotted on Sep 10, 2017
Submitted on Dec 4, 2017

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