Roundbelly cowfish

The Roundbelly cowfish lives in the reef-associated, brackish, marine, depth range 8 - 50 m environment.

Roundbelly Cowfish occurs in tropical and some temperate waters of the Indo-West and Central Pacific. Alternative Names/s The Roundbelly Cowfish has also been called the Diaphanous Box-fish, Diaphanous Cowfish, Thorny-back Cowfish, Translucent Boxfish and Transparent Boxfish. More

juvenile roundbelly cowfish off the coast of Kona, Hawaii. Also known as the transparent boxfish, the roundbelly cowfish has two short horns in front of its eyes. More

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Image: A Roundbelly Cowfish at 'The Pipeline' - Add comment Add tags A Roundbelly Cowfish at 'The Pipeline' Description A Roundbelly Cowfish at a depth of 10 m, 'The Pipeline', Nelson Bay, More

Common names

boxfish in English
Cofre in sp
cofre espinoso in Spanish (español)
cow in English
Cowfish in English
Kaban-kaban in Surigaonon
Kuhfisch in German (Deutsch)
Many-spined cow fish in English
Round-belly cowfish in English
Roundbelly cowfish in English
Rundbuget kuffertfisk in Danish (dansk)
spiny boxfish in English
Spiny cowfish in English
Ssab in Austronesian (Other)
Ssab in Carolinian
Stekel-koeivis in Afrikaans
Torito in sp
Transparent boxfish in English
Umisuzume in Japanese (日本語)
多刺箱魨 in Mandarin Chinese
多刺箱鲀 in Mandarin Chinese
棘背角箱魨 in Mandarin Chinese
棘背角箱鲀 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Tetraodontiformes
Family : Ostraciidae
Genus : Lactoria
Species : Lactoria diaphana
Authority : Bloch and Schneider, 1801