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box·fish

 (bŏks′fĭsh′)
n. pl. boxfish or box·fish·es
1. Any of various usually colorful fishes of the family Ostraciidae of warm coastal waters, having a boxlike shape with the body enclosed in bony armorlike plates. Also called trunkfish.
2. Any of various similar fishes of the family Aracanidae of deep temperate waters.

boxfish

(ˈbɒksˌfɪʃ)
n, pl -fish or -fishes
(Animals) another name for trunkfish
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boxfish - any of numerous small tropical fishes having body and head encased in bony platesboxfish - any of numerous small tropical fishes having body and head encased in bony plates
plectognath, plectognath fish - tropical marine fishes having the teeth fused into a beak and thick skin covered with bony plates or spines
cowfish, Lactophrys quadricornis - trunkfish having hornlike spines over the eyes
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The cube boxfish Ostracion cubicus Linnaeus, is part of the subfamily Ostraciinae, which is characterized by a closed carapace, no ventral ridge and a caudal fin with 10 principal rays (Nelson 2006).
The Zighy Bay Dive Centre is managed by an experienced team from the renowned Extra Divers Worldwide offering instruction in SSI / CMAS and PADI and equipped to take out up to eight guests at a time to witness some of the incredible marine life at Zighy Bay including whale sharks, boxfish and sea turtles.
SCUBA gear was used primarily to harvest queen conch and spiny lobster and, to a lesser extent, hogfish; parrotfish; boxfish, Ostraciidae spp.
Experts have named the yellow boxfish Mick because his puckered mouth resembles The Rolling Stones singer's famous pout.
Its template was a sea dweller from tropical latitudes: Ostracion Cubicus -- more commonly known as the boxfish.
Visitors will be able to admire a portrait of the zebra turkeyfish and a map of its range in the Pacific, for example, or learn that the white-spotted boxfish typically frequents tropical waters 1 meter to 30 m deep.
On other excursions we also saw humongous sponges, brain coral, pufferfish and boxfish.