Luzon Island, Philippines
This is a common variety of boxfishI. This fish uses its mouth to blow tiny jets of water into the muddy or sandy bottom, stirring the small invertebrates composing its diet. This one is about one and a half inches in length. The adult appears more elongated and looks much different in color scheme, with larger fins and a thicker caudal fin base in proportion to the body.
Jeffrey N. Jeffords (photographer; copyright holder; identification)
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