The longhorn cowfish, Lactoria cornuta, is a variety of boxfish from the Ostraciidi family, recognizable by its long horns that protrude from the front of its head, rather like those of a cow or bull. They are a resident of the Indo-Pacific region and can grow up to 20 inches long. Whilst badly suited to the home aquarium, the cowfish is becoming increasingly popular as a pet. Adults are reef fish, often solitary and territorial, live around sand or rubble bottom up to a depth of 50 m. They…
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