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Horn-nosed Boxfish

Ostracion rhinorhynchos

Description:

Taken at an aquarium.

Notes:

9-11 cm in length.

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9 Comments

JumpingSpider22
JumpingSpider22 7 years ago

Older box fish have duller colors than younger ones.

Tokio
Tokio 7 years ago

I do too :D

What a cute fish!! it does look like a box..a very cute box and the Fun facts by KarenL makes it even cuter.
I want one!!! ; )

Tokio
Tokio 7 years ago

Neat fact, thank you Karen!

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Fun fact! Most fish use their caudal (tail) fin for propulsion, but boxfish primarily propel themselves forward by combining anal, dorsal and pectoral fin beats. This slow and relatively clumsy swimming is compensated for by a tough shell-like skin that acts as armor and a toxic secretion to deter predators. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=...

Nice!

SO cute :)

Tokio
Tokio 7 years ago

Thanks :D

JumpingSpider22
JumpingSpider22 7 years ago

cute!

Tokio
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下関市, 中国地方, Japan

Spotted on Jul 15, 2013
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