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Lesley Clements   cc-by-nc-4.0

Acanthostracion polygonius (Cowfish) is a species of ray-finned fishes in the family boxfishes. Individuals can grow to 50 cm. They have sexual reproduction. They rely on ostraciiform, anal and dorsal fin swimming, and median/paired fin propulsion to move around.

  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/ostraciiform
  • Definition: Body/caudal fin propulsion, with no appreciable body wave when they employ caudal locomotion. Only the tail fin itself oscillates (often very rapidly) to create thrust. Typical of the Ostraciidae
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Cowfish. View this species on GBIF