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Lactophrys trigonus (Trunkfish; Buffalo trunkfish)

Synonyms: Ostracion expansum; Ostracion trigonus; Ostracion undulatus; Ostracium expansum
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Wikipedia Abstract

Lactophrys trigones, commonly called the buffalo trunkfish or trunkfish, is a boxfish native to the Western Atlantic.
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Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve VI 358906 Mexico    
Cayos Cochinos Archipelago National Park Natural Marine Monument   Honduras  
Everglades and Dry Tortugas Biosphere Reserve   Florida, United States  
Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary IV 2387149 Florida, United States
Reserva de la Biosfera de Sian Ka'an Biosphere Reserve VI 1312618 Mexico  
Saba Marine Park National Marine Park II 5573 Netherlands Antilles  

Prey / Diet

Acartia lilljeborgi[1]
Acartia spinata[1]
Acartia tonsa[1]
Agelas dispar[1]
Aiolochroia crassa[1]
Americardia media (atlantic strawberry cockle)[1]
Amphimedon erina[1]
Anadara notabilis (eared ark)[1]
Anodontia alba (buttercup lucine)[1]
Antillipecten antillarum (Antillean scallop)[1]
Aplysina cauliformis[1]
Aplysina fistularis (Yellow tube sponge)[1]
Aplysina fulva[1]
Aplysina lacunosa (Giant tube sponge)[1]
Asaphis deflorata (gaudy sanguin)[1]
Atrina seminuda (half-naked penshell)[2]
Brachyscelus crusculum[1]
Cassis tuberosa (Caribbean helmet)[1]
Centropages furcatus[1]
Cervicornia cuspidifera[1]
Charonia variegata (Triton's trumpet)[1]
Chione cancellata (cross-barred venus)[1]
Chondrilla nucula (Chicken liver sponge)[1]
Clathrina coriacea (white clathrina)[1]
Clathrolucina costata (costate lucine)[1]
Cliona aprica[1]
Cliona caribbaea[1]
Cliona delitrix (Red boring sponge)[1]
Cliona laticavicola[1]
Cliona tenuis[1]
Cliona varians[1]
Cliona vermifera[1]
Codakia orbicularis (tiger lucine)[1]
Cribrochalina dura[1]
Cribrochalina vasculum[1]
Ctena orbiculata (dwarf tiger lucine)[1]
Cymatium femorale (angular triton)[1]
Cypraecassis testiculus (reticulate cowrie-helmet)[1]
Dallocardia muricata (yellow pricklycockle)[2]
Dermomurex pauperculus (beggar aspella)[1]
Dictyonella arenosa[1]
Dictyonella funicularis[1]
Dioithona oculata[1]
Diplodonta caelata (pimpled diplodon)[1]
Diplodonta nucleiformis (nut-shaped diplodon)[1]
Ditrichocorycaeus amazonicus[1]
Ditrichocorycaeus americanus[1]
Dysidea janiae[1]
Euchaeta marina[1]
Eulithidium thalassicola (turtlegrass pheasant)[1]
Eurydice littoralis[1]
Euterpina acutifrons[1]
Farranula gracilis[1]
Flaccisagitta enflata[1]
Fritillaria haplostoma[1]
Fulvia laevigata[1]
Gelliodes ramosa[1]
Geodia neptuni[1]
Geodia papyracea[1]
Glossocephalus milneedwardsi[1]
Gouldia cerina (waxy gouldclam)[1]
Holothuria arenicola (Burrowing sea cucumber)[1]
Hyrtios violaceus[1]
Igernella notabilis[1]
Iotrochota birotulata (Black bush sponge)[1]
Ircinia campana (Stinking vase sponge)[1]
Ircinia felix (Stinking vase sponge)[1]
Krohnitta subtilis[1]
Labidocera acutifrons[1]
Lestrigonus bengalensis[1]
Lirophora paphia[1]
Lucina pensylvanica (Pennsylvania lucine)[1]
Lytechinus variegatus (green sea urchin)[1]
Microcosmus exasperatus (Exasperating sea squirt)[2]
Microsetella rosea[1]
Mithraculus sculptus (green clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax hemphilli[1]
Mithrax holderi[1]
Mithrax spinosissimus (channel clinging crab)[1]
Mithrax verrucosus (paved clinging crab)[1]
Modiolus americanus (American horsemussel)[1]
Modulus modulus (buttonsnail)[1]
Monoplex nicobaricus (goldmouth triton)[1]
Musculus lateralis (lateral mussel)[2]
Mycale laxissima[1]
Mysia pellucida[1]
Neofibularia nolitangere (Touch-me-not sponge)[1]
Neopetrosia rosariensis[1]
Neopetrosia subtriangularis[1]
Oikopleura dioica[1]
Oikopleura longicauda[1]
Oithona colcarva[1]
Oithona nana[1]
Oithona plumifera[1]
Oithona simplex[1]
Oncaea mediterranea[1]
Oncaea venusta[1]
Papyridea soleniformis (spiny papercockle)[1]
Paracalanus aculeatus[1]
Paracalanus parvus[1]
Paraliomera dispar (black coral crab)[1]
Paraliomera longimana (longarm coral crab)[1]
Parvocalanus crassirostris[1]
Penilia avirostris[1]
Periglypta listeri (princess venus)[1]
Petrosia pellasarca[1]
Pinna carnea (amber penshell)[1]
Pione lampa[1]
Pitar fulminatus (lightning pitar)[1]
Serratosagitta serratodentata[1]
Sinum perspectivum (white baby ear)[1]
Siphonodictyon brevitubulatum (short-tubed boring sponge)[1]
Smaragdia viridis (emerald nerite)[1]
Smenospongia aurea[1]
Spheciospongia vesparium (Common loggerhead sponge)[1]
Strongylacidon griseum[1]
Syringodium filiforme (manatee grass)[1]
Tectitethya crypta[1]
Tellina radiata (sunrise tellin)[1]
Tellinella listeri (speckled tellin)[1]
Thalassia testudinum (turtlegrass)[1]
Trachycardium isocardia (even pricklycockle)[1]
Tucetona pectinata (comb bittersweet)[1]
Undinula vulgaris[1]
Verongula gigantea (Giant bowl sponge)[1]
Verongula reiswigi[1]
Verongula rigida[1]
Xestospongia muta (giant barrel sponge)[1]
Xestospongia portoricensis[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Calamus bajonado (Jolthead porgy)1
Canthigaster rostrata (Sharpnose pufferfish)1
Halichoeres radiatus (Puddingwife wrasse)1
Sphoeroides spengleri (Puffer)1

Predators

Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Epinephelus striatus (White grouper)[1]
Sphyrna mokarran (Squat-headed hammerhead shark)[1]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Dermadena lactophrysi[3]
Haliotrema guadeloupensis <Unverified Name>[3]
Hypocreadium lactophrysi[3]
Neobenedenia melleni[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
John G. Shedd Aquarium
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo

Distribution

Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Canada; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Costa Rica; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guatemala; Gulf of Mexico; Guyana; Haiti; Honduras; Jamaica; Mediterranean Sea; Mediterranean and Black Sea; Mexico; Montserrat; Nicaragua; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Panama; Puerto Rico; Saint Kitts and Nevis; Saint Lucia; Saint Vincent & the Grenadines; South Brazil Shelf; Southeast U.S. Continental Shelf; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Turks and Caicos Is.; US Virgin Islands; USA (contiguous states); Venezuela; Virgin Islands (UK); Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 5951), Massachusetts (USA) to Brazil, including Bermuda, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. Mediterranean Sea (Ref. 50345).;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Food Habits of Reef Fishes of the West Indies, John E. Randall, Stud. Trop. Oceanogr. 5, 665–847 (1967)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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