Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Tetraodontiformes > Ostraciidae > Lactophrys > Lactophrys triqueter

Lactophrys triqueter (Trunkfish; Spotted trunkfish; Smooth trunkfish; Shell fish)

Synonyms: Ostracion triqueter; Rhinesomus triqueter
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Wikipedia Abstract

Lactophrys triqueter also known as the Smooth trunkfish, is a species of boxfish found on and near reefs in the Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico and subtropical parts of the western Atlantic Ocean.
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Protected Areas

Prey / Diet


Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]
Coryphaena hippurus (Mahi-mahi)[1]
Rachycentron canadum (Sergent fish)[1]


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Florida Aquarium


Western Atlantic: Canada (Ref. 12204) and Massachusetts, USA to Brazil, including Bermuda, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean.;

External References



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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