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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.