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Yellow boxfish

Scientific name: Ostracion cubicus

Size: Up to 17.7 inches

Color: brown to blue, yellow

Distinguishing feature: Shape of rectangular box. White tasks circled in blue or black

Where did we see it: Bali and Gili, Zanzibar, Thailand, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat

Yellow boxfish of Mayotte

Yellow boxfish

Scientific name: Ostracion cubicus

Size: Up to 17.7 inches

Color: brown to blue, yellow

Distinguishing feature: Shape of rectangular box. White tasks circled in blue or black

Where did we see it: Bali and Gili, Zanzibar, Thailand, Mayotte, Maldives, Raja Ampat

In detail

The juvenile is yellow with black dots. They are generally found near the "Acropora" corals.

The Yellow boxfish feeds mainly on algae but also invertebrates.

Thanks to his fins, he is able to go out of his way, back up or turn around, a bit like a helicopter.

It's a solitary species and quite fearful with divers.

Our pictures of yellow boxfish

The different species of Boxfish we have seen

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