The spotted trunkfish, like all trunkfish of the Genus Lactophrys, secretes a colorless ciguatera toxin from glands on its skin when touched.

The Trunkfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 3 - 50 m environment.

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trunkfishtrunkfish - any of numerous small tropical fishes having body and head encased in bony platesboxfishplectognath, plectognath fish - tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spinesfamily Ostraciidae, family Ostraciontidae, Ostraciidae More

Spotted trunkfish, Lactophrys bicaudalis Thornback cowfish, Lactoria fornasini Smooth trunkfish, Lactophrys triqueter Family OSTRACIIDAE * Genus Acanthostracion * Acanthostracion guineensis (Bleeker, 1865). More

trunkfish definition trunk·fish (truŋk′fis̸h′) noun pl. More

trunkfishes are patterned in bright colors. They are sluggish, frequenting shallow water and feeding on minute plant and animal matter. Members of some species have been found to secrete a poison, fatal to other fishes, when disturbed. More

Boxfish / Trunkfish are compatible in both, Marine as well as Freshwater Aquariums. Fresh Marine offers several beautiful Boxfish / Trunkfish of different types, to grace your aquarium. More

trunkfish, any member of a family of fishes, also called boxfishes, that have short triangular bodies covered by firmly united hexagonal bony plates. More

Trunkfish, or Boxfish, the common names for a family of fish whose members are found in shallow waters of warm seas around the world. More

Trunkfish have palatable flesh and are served baked in their shells by the inhabitants of some South Pacific islands. They are classified in the phylum Chordata, subphylum Vertebrata, class Osteichthyes, order Tetraodontiformes, family Ostraciidae. More

Trunkfishes are members of the boxfish family. They get their name from their modified scales, which form a bony armor of plates that enclose their body. They can easily be identified by their triangular shape. More

Spotted trunkfish are shy but curious fish that swim slowly above reefs, often hovering under ledges or over small holes. They prefer warm temperatures between 22 and 26 degrees C (72 and 79 F) and depths between 4.5 and 18 meters (15 and 60 ft). More

Shaw's Trunkfish is also called Shaw's Cowfish, or the Striped Cowfish, and is a member of the Ostraciidae family. Males and females of Aracana aurita are dimorphic, with the males having a blue to green hue that is absent in the female. More

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A smooth trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter) swims through its coral habitat off Grand Turk Island in the Caribbean. Solitary in nature, the trunkfish blows water out of its mouth to expose prey such as mollusks, crustaceans, worms, and sponges. More

The Spotted Trunkfish is a member of the family Ostraciidae. It can be found in reefs throughout the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean as well as the south eastern Atlantic Ocean. More

* Spotted trunkfish, Lactophrys bicaudalis (Linnaeus, 1758). * Buffalo trunkfish, Lactophrys trigonus (Linnaeus, 1758). * Smooth trunkfish, Lactophrys triqueter (Linnaeus, 1758). More

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A smooth trunkfish, Lactophyrs triqueter, on the Christmas Tree Cave portion of French Reef off Key Largo, Florida, USA. French Reef is northeast of Molasses Reef and is marked by buoys inscribed with the letter "F". More

Common names

Baiacu caixão in Portuguese (Português)
Botella in Spanish (español)
Chapin in Papiamento
Chapín de lunares negros in Spanish (español)
Chapín pintado in Spanish (español)
Coffre zinga in French (français)
Cofre in Spanish (español)
Marraja in Wayuu
Peixe-cofre in Portuguese (Português)
Pez gallina in Spanish (español)
Spotted trunkfish in English
Torito in Spanish (español)
Trunkfish in English
斑点棱箱鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
斑點棱箱魨 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Ostraciidae
Genus : Lactophrys
Species : Lactophrys bicaudalis
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758