Animalia > Chordata > Actinopterygii > Tetraodontiformes > Ostraciidae > Acanthostracion > Acanthostracion polygonius

Acanthostracion polygonius (Cowfish; Honeycomb Cowfish; Trunkfish)

Synonyms: Acanthostracion poligonos; Acanthostracion polygonia; Lactophrys polygonia; Lactophrys polygonius; Lactophrys saxatilis
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Wikipedia Abstract

The honeycomb cowfish, Acanthostracion polygonius, belongs to the Ostraciidae family and is closely related to boxfish and trunkfish.
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Prey / Diet

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Holacanthus ciliaris (Yellow angelfish)1


Carcharhinus perezii (Caribbean reef shark)[1]



Anguilla; Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic, Northwest; Atlantic, Southwest; Atlantic, Western Central; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Brazil; Caribbean Sea; Cayman Islands; Colombia; Cuba; Curaçao Island; Discovery Bay; Dominica; Dominican Republic; East Brazil Shelf; French Guiana; Grenada; Guadeloupe; Guyana; Haiti; Jamaica; Martinique; Montserrat; North Brazil Shelf; Northeast U.S. Continental Shelf; 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); Uruguay; Venezuela; Western Atlantic: New Jersey, USA and Bermuda to Brazil, including the Caribbean and Antilles. Absent from the Gulf of Mexico.;

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.
2Sponge-feeding fishes of the West Indies, J. E. Randall and W. D. Hartman, Marine Biol. 1, 216-225 (1968)
3Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
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