TRUNKFISH
OSTRACIDAE
Buffalo Trunkfish
Lactophrys trigonus
    Ecological Descriptors
Habitat Size (cm) Diet Behaviour Sex 
S, Co, R 55 Mol, Cru, Wor, Tun, Veg I F
 
 
Description:
Adult: Body oblong, with an obvious
hump on back. Green to tan, with a dark-edged honeycomb pattern. Long caudal peduncle. Small adults have 2 blackish oblique chain-like marks - 1 behind and above the pectoral base, the other about mid-side.
Juvenile: Orange to lime green. Nape and upper body with scattered small white ringed,
dark spots, those spots darker in 2 areas above pectoral and at mid-body.

Ecology
Inhabits seagrass beds, coral rubble areas, and offshore reefs from 2 to 50 m. It feeds on a wide variety of small benthic invertebrates such as molluscs, crustaceans, worms and sessile tunicates, as well as some seagrasses.
Buffalo Trunkfish
Buffalo Trunkfish
Buffalo Trunkfish Juvenile
Buffalo Trunkfish Juvenile
(C) Carlos & Allison Estape
(C) Kevin Bryant
(C) Kevin Bryant
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