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Lactoria fornasini

(Lactoria fornasini)

Description

Lactioria fornasini, the thornback cowfish, is a poisonous species of boxfish found throughout the tropical Indo-Pacific from East Africa to Rapa Island. It can grow to a maximum length of 23 cm (9 in). It is an uncommon fish that feeds on small invertebrates that it picks up off the sea bed.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Tetraodontiformes
Family:Ostraciidae
Genus:Lactoria
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