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Marine spacies of Thailand

Species of Thailand

White-spotted boxfish

Binomial name: Ostracion meleagris, George Shaw, 1796

Ostracion meleagris, the White-spotted boxfish, is a species of boxfish found in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is found on reefs at depths of from 1 to 30 m. This species grows to a length of 25 cm TL. Males and females differ in colour: males are blackish on the back with white spots, and have bluish sides with bright yellowish bands and spots. Females and juveniles are dark brown to blackish with white spots.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Actinopterygii
Order
Tetraodontiformes
Family
Ostraciidae
Genus
Ostracion
Species
Ostracion meleagris

Photos

White-spotted boxfish

Range Map

Range map of Ostracion meleagris in Thailand