The angular body of the longhorn cowfish is armored with a bone plate under the scales and equipped with a strong skin poison that it needs for protection against other fish. It looks for its food - small invertebrates - by uncovering potential victims on the sea bottom using a water jet from the mouth.
||Pufferfish family, boxfish (37 species)
||Algae and seaweed meadows, coral reefs
||Solitary, in pairs or one male with several females, territorial
||Invertebrates, algae and seaweed
||no brood care, eggs are carried away by the current