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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Ostraciidae Boxfishes

Genus: Lactophrys

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 48 cm TL
Lactophrys bicaudalis (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Lactophrys bicaudalis
[Spotted trunkfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 55 cm TL
Lactophrys trigonus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Cox, C.D.
 
Lactophrys trigonus
[Buffalo trunkfish]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 47 cm TL
Lactophrys triqueter (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Lactophrys triqueter
[Smooth trunkfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Lactophrys bicaudalis Spotted trunkfish Western Atlantic 48 TL 1758
Lactophrys trigonus Buffalo trunkfish Western Atlantic 55 TL 1758
Lactophrys triqueter Smooth trunkfish Western Atlantic 47 TL 1758



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