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Thornback Cowfish

Lactoria fornasini


Also known as Thorny-back Cowfish, Backspine Cowfish, Shortspined Cowfish and Blue-spotted Cowfish. They feed on invertebrates and worms, and grow to a length of about 15cm.


Found singly on rocky reefs and estuaries on sandy slopes with mixed sponge and weeds. Widespread in the Indo-Pacific region.


I photographed this cowfish during a night dive, at a depth of less than 10m.

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I have no words to describe how beautiful it is
In general, all your photos are spectacular beautiful job congratulations

Blogie 10 years ago

Thanks, Saarbrigger! It was certainly very enjoyable watching this fish. :)

Saarbrigger 10 years ago

What a beautiful fish!

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Davao Del Norte, Philippines

Spotted on Nov 26, 2011
Submitted on Dec 5, 2011

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