Spotted Boxfish

Ostracion meleagris
Poisson coffre ponctue
Moemoe

Interesting facts

Females and juveniles are black with white highlights. Males are a dark blue/violet with orange spots outlined in black. It mostly lives in cavities in the external slope. It is rarely in the lagoon but has been observed in Tetiaroa’s lagoon. it is territorial and rather shy. It lives in couples and consumes a large variety of algae and benthic invertebrates as well as crustacean larvae.

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Photo Credit: John Hoover