Longhorn Cowfish, Lactoria cornuta
This charismatic fish is a member of the boxfish family, and is easily recognizable by its long horns that protrude from the front of its head.
This fish displays a unique behavior of blowing into the sand of the sea floor to uncover buried food items such as small worms.
Did You Know?
This fish can excrete a toxin to deter predators.
Sponges, polychaete worms, mollusks, small crustaceans, and small fishes
The longhorn cowfish can grow to a length of 20 inches.
Red Sea and tropical Indo-Pacific
All boxfish can excrete a toxin that usually keeps predators from eating them, although larger fish and sharks might try.
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