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Boxfish, in the family Ostraciidae, are found in the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific oceans. They achieve a length of 3 to 18 inches and exhibit a variety of colors. They also feature hexagonal or "honeycomb" platelike scales. Boxfish may pose a hazard in a community tank. When threatened or dying, they can release a toxin that can kill other fish, as well as themselves.

Bluespotted Boxfish Longhorned Cowfish
Yellow boxfish

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