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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Ostraciidae Boxfishes

Genus: Lactoria

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4 species (see list below)

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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Lactoria cornuta (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Lactoria cornuta
[Longhorn cowfish]

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Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 34 cm TL
Lactoria diaphana (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

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Lactoria diaphana
[Roundbelly cowfish]

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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Lactoria fornasini (Bianconi, 1846)

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Lactoria fornasini
[Thornback cowfish]
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Southeast Pacific

 
Lactoria paschae
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4 Species of Family Ostraciidae with Genus Lactoria
(Boxfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1758 Lactoria cornuta Longhorn cowfish Indo-Pacific 46 TL
1801 Lactoria diaphana Roundbelly cowfish Southeast Atlantic 34 TL
1846 Lactoria fornasini Thornback cowfish Indo-West Pacific 23 TL
1921 Lactoria paschae Southeast Pacific



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