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Humpback boxfish

Anoplocapros lenticularis


This fish is endemic to the temperate waters of southern Australia. It is fairly common throughout its range, which includes some marine protected areas.

It is a discrete species that lives close to the bottom between 10 m and 220 m depth. It feeds on small invertebrates such as crustaceans.

Like all boxfish, this species has a carapace under its skin made up of bony plates covering its entire body.

In case of danger, the White-barred boxfish can release a toxin that is dangerous for other fish.

Indo-Pacific region


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