Rhynchostracion nasus, Adult, Dampier, WA, Photo: Andrew Green
Spots on head and tail and honeycomb pattern on sides and back. Bump on face, similar to some stages of O. cubicus (yellow boxfish), but lacks any yellow colour.
Max Size: 30 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 21.4-31.9°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef, Soft sediment
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Infrequent (2% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: RD Stuart-Smith, GJ Edgar, AJ Green, IV Shaw. 2015. Tropical Marine Fishes of Australia. Reed New Holland