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Family: Aracanidae Deepwater boxfishes



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12 species
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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Anoplocapros amygdaloides Fraser-Brunner, 1941

Photo by Photo by Groeneveld, R.
 
Anoplocapros amygdaloides
[Western smooth boxfish]



Indo-West Pacific.
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Anoplocapros inermis (Fraser-Brunner, 1935)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Anoplocapros inermis
[Eastern smooth boxfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Anoplocapros lenticularis (Richardson, 1841)

Photo by Photo by Good, P.
 
Anoplocapros lenticularis
[White-barred boxfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Aracana aurita (Shaw, 1798)

Photo by Photo by Dubosc, J.
 
Aracana aurita
[Striped cowfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Aracana ornata (Gray, 1838)

Photo by Photo by Hippocampus-Bildarchiv
 
Aracana ornata
[Ornate cowfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Caprichthys gymnura McCulloch & Waite, 1915

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Caprichthys gymnura
[Rigid boxfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12 cm TL
Capropygia unistriata (Kaup, 1855)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Capropygia unistriata
[Black-banded pigmy boxfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm SL
Kentrocapros aculeatus (Houttuyn, 1782)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Kentrocapros aculeatus
[]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 10.4 cm SL
Kentrocapros eco (Phillipps, 1932)

Photo by Photo by Museum of New Zealand
 
Kentrocapros eco
[]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL
Kentrocapros flavofasciatus (Kamohara, 1938)

Photo by Photo by Graham, K. / NSW Fisheries
 
Kentrocapros flavofasciatus
[]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14.3 cm SL
Kentrocapros rosapinto (Smith, 1949)

Photo by Photo by Alvheim, O./Institute of Marine Research (IMR)
 
Kentrocapros rosapinto
[Basketfish]
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Polyplacapros tyleri
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Anoplocapros amygdaloides Western smooth boxfish Eastern Indian Ocean 30 TL 1941
Anoplocapros inermis Eastern smooth boxfish Indo-West Pacific. 37 TL 1935
Anoplocapros lenticularis White-barred boxfish Eastern Indian Ocean 33 TL 1841
Aracana aurita Striped cowfish Eastern Indian Ocean 20 TL 1798
Aracana ornata Ornate cowfish Eastern Indian Ocean 15 TL 1838
Caprichthys gymnura Rigid boxfish Eastern Indian Ocean 11 TL 1915
Capropygia unistriata Black-banded pigmy boxfish Eastern Indian Ocean 12 TL 1855
Kentrocapros aculeatus Northwest Pacific 13 SL 1782
Kentrocapros eco Southwest Pacific 10.4 SL 1932
Kentrocapros flavofasciatus Northwest Pacific 14.6 SL 1938
Kentrocapros rosapinto Basketfish Western Indian Ocean 14.3 SL 1949
Polyplacapros tyleri Southwest Pacific 1979



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