Fish & Coral: Boxfish (



Closely related to Pufferfish and Porcupinefish, several species occur in the waters of Sri Lanka. Like puffers some species are known to release a toxin from their skin when harassed. Seen here on top is the Black Boxfish male (Ostracion meleagris) and the quite secretive female. Below: The Yellow Boxfish (Ostracion cubicus).

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