Lactoria diaphana Bloch & Schneider 1801
round-belly cowfish
Lactoria diaphana, round-belly cowfish

family Ostraciidae - tropical boxfishes

The Round-belly Cowfish, Lactoria diaphana, is yellowish to brown with dark markings. The body cross section is roughly square with convex sides. Cowfish have a pair of small "horns" on the head. Juveniles are bright yellow with black spots.

Distribution =   widespread tropical Indo-Pacific
Max size =   30cms