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Animal Update: Honeycomb Cowfish

A honeycomb cowfish has been added to our Lurking exhibit!

Published July 01, 2016

Honeycomb cowfish are native to the western Atlantic Ocean. These fish can be found from New Jersey to Bermuda, and south to Brazil. They can also be found throughout the Caribbean, but are seemingly absent from the Gulf of Mexico.


The honeycomb cowfish is a reef dwelling fish with hexagonal scales covering most of its body. Growing to about 10 inches, this fish feeds on invertebrates including shrimp, tunicates, and sponges.

Even though these fish inhabit a wide region, they are fairly shy and difficult to spot. See if you can catch a glimpse of our newest honeycomb cowfish in the Lurking exhibit!

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