Spotted Boxfish (Ostracion meleagris)

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Spotted Boxfish

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Spotted Boxfish

Ostracion meleagris

681 Litres (180 US G.)

20.3-25.4cm (8-10 ")


8.2 - 8.4

22.2-25.6°C (72 -78 °F)

8-12 °d

1:1 M:F

Live Foods
Other (See article)

5-8 years



Additional names

Blue Boxfish, Black Boxfish, Whitespotted Boxfish

Additional scientific names

Ostracion lentiginosus, Ostracion punctatus, Ostracium sebae, Ostracion camurum, Ostracion clippertonense


Indo-Pacific and Eastern Pacific: East Africa to the Mexico, north to southern Japan and the Hawaiian Islands, south to New Caledonia and the Tuamoto Islands. The subspecies Ostracion meleagris camurum is found in the Hawaiian Islands and Ostracion meleagris clippertonense in the Eastern Pacific. Species replaced by Ostracion cyanurus in Red Sea and Gulf of Aden.


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