Ostracion meleagris Shaw, 1796
Spotted boxfish

This boxfish is moderately uncommon. They are usually seen on seaward reefs and pinnacles, and tend to hide under coral when divers come blundering along. Females are mostly dark gray to black with white spots, while the adult males develop blue along the sides with orange spots.


Created 22 October 2010
Updated 1 March 2015

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