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Family: Aracanidae Deepwater boxfishes



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12 species (see list below)

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Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Anoplocapros amygdaloides Fraser-Brunner, 1941

Photo by CSIRO
 
Anoplocapros amygdaloides
[Western smooth boxfish]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Anoplocapros inermis (Fraser-Brunner, 1935)

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Anoplocapros inermis
[Eastern smooth boxfish]

Photo by Good, P.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Anoplocapros lenticularis (Richardson, 1841)

Photo by Good, P.
 
Anoplocapros lenticularis
[White-barred boxfish]

Photo by Dubosc, J.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Aracana aurita (Shaw, 1798)

Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Aracana aurita
[Striped cowfish]

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Aracana ornata (Gray, 1838)

Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Aracana ornata
[Ornate cowfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Caprichthys gymnura McCulloch & Waite, 1915

Photo by CSIRO
 
Caprichthys gymnura
[Rigid boxfish]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Capropygia unistriata (Kaup, 1855)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Capropygia unistriata
[Black-banded pigmy boxfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Kentrocapros aculeatus (Houttuyn, 1782)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Kentrocapros aculeatus
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL

 
Kentrocapros eco
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL

 
Kentrocapros flavofasciatus
[]

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL
Kentrocapros rosapinto (Smith, 1949)

Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Kentrocapros rosapinto
[Basketfish]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific

 
Polyplacapros tyleri
[]
12 Species of Family Aracanidae
(Deepwater boxfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1941 Anoplocapros amygdaloides Western smooth boxfish Eastern Indian Ocean 30 TL
1935 Anoplocapros inermis Eastern smooth boxfish Indo-West Pacific. 37 TL
1841 Anoplocapros lenticularis White-barred boxfish Eastern Indian Ocean 33 TL
1798 Aracana aurita Striped cowfish Eastern Indian Ocean 20 TL
1838 Aracana ornata Ornate cowfish Eastern Indian Ocean 15 TL
1915 Caprichthys gymnura Rigid boxfish Eastern Indian Ocean 11 TL
1855 Capropygia unistriata Black-banded pigmy boxfish Eastern Indian Ocean 12 TL
1782 Kentrocapros aculeatus Northwest Pacific 13 SL
1932 Kentrocapros eco Southwest Pacific 10.4 SL
1938 Kentrocapros flavofasciatus Northwest Pacific 14.6 SL
1949 Kentrocapros rosapinto Basketfish Western Indian Ocean 14.3 SL
1979 Polyplacapros tyleri Southwest Pacific



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