High-res Thornback Cowfish [Family Ostraciidae] by Anneli Leina
Cowfish belong to the same family as boxfish, cofferfish and trunkfish. Members of this family are noted for the hexagonal or honeycomb patterns on their skin. They swim in a rowing manner and are limited to slow movements because of its heavy armoured scales. 

Thornback Cowfish [Family Ostraciidae] by Anneli Leina

Cowfish belong to the same family as boxfish, cofferfish and trunkfish. Members of this family are noted for the hexagonal or honeycomb patterns on their skin. They swim in a rowing manner and are limited to slow movements because of its heavy armoured scales. 


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    Thornback Cowfish [Family Ostraciidae] (photo by Anneli Leina)
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