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Smooth trunkfish

Lactophrys triqueter


Photo take at -40 ft in a Caribbean reef. Body with a triangular, bony box of armor, dark in color but with white spots and an area of pale honeycomb markings on the central midbody. Dark around the mouth and at the base of the pectoral fin. Mouth small and protrusible, tail broom-like. Size up to 47 cm.


Found on coral reefs, down to 50 m. Solitary or in small groups. Feed on a wide variety of small bottom invertebrates that they exposed by a jet of water ejected through the mouth. Common from Florida all the Caribbean to Brazil

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Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 10 years ago

Thanks Stacy i have look whit this one usually they turn it´s back to the camera.

StacyTaylor 10 years ago

Gorgeous photo!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Spotted by
Gerardo Aizpuru

Quintana Roo, Mexico

Spotted on Jan 22, 2012
Submitted on Jan 22, 2012

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