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Scrawled Cowfish Isla Mujeres (2011). This fish is closely related to boxfish and trunkfish. Overall it is coloured blue-green to yellow cast. However, it may darken, pale and change color. Significantly it has two sharp spines in front of anal fin.<br />
Habitat: They range in size from 8-15 inches, with a maximum length of 18 inches, and can be found at depths between 6 and 80 feet. The scrawled cowfish lives in a wide range of habitats including grass beds. However it is wary. If disturbed it may remain motionless apparently relying on camouflage.<br />
Notes: Seen in a night dive        Acanthostracion quadricornis,Geotagged,Mexico,Scrawled Cowfish,Summer Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Scrawled Cowfish

Isla Mujeres (2011). This fish is closely related to boxfish and trunkfish. Overall it is coloured blue-green to yellow cast. However, it may darken, pale and change color. Significantly it has two sharp spines in front of anal fin.
Habitat: They range in size from 8-15 inches, with a maximum length of 18 inches, and can be found at depths between 6 and 80 feet. The scrawled cowfish lives in a wide range of habitats including grass beds. However it is wary. If disturbed it may remain motionless apparently relying on camouflage.
Notes: Seen in a night dive

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The scrawled cowfish, ''Acanthostracion quadricornis'', belongs to the Ostraciidae family and is closely related to boxfish and trunkfish. They range in size from 8-15 inches, with a maximum length of 18 inches, and can be found at depths between 6 and 80 feet.
It is common to occasional in Florida and Bahamas; occasional to uncommon in the Caribbean. It may occur in the Gulf of Mexico, north to Massachusetts, Bermuda and south to Brazil. It has distinctive features such as a scrawled.. more

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Uploaded Jul 5, 2016. Captured Sep 14, 2011 02:45 in Unnamed Road, Yucat√°n, Mexico.
  • SP550UZ
  • f/2.8
  • 10/600s
  • ISO50
  • 4.68mm