Black Boxfish (species: Ostracion meleagris) in Lizard Island Field Guide (Lizard Island Field Guide)
Ostracion meleagris
Black Boxfish

©John Williamson: A male Ostracion meleagris at Yonge Reef near Lizard Island, reef crest at southern end.

©Anne Hoggett: Male Ostracion meleagris at Reef 14-140 (Wedge Reef) near Lizard Island

©Anne Hoggett: Female or juvenile Ostracion meleagris in close proximity to the male also photographed here, Reef 14-140 (Wedge Reef) near Lizard Island.
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Tetraodontiformes
Family Ostraciidae
Genus Ostracion
Species Ostracion meleagris



Distinguishing features

Distinguishing features still need to be specified.


  • Size data has not been obtained.

Depth range

  • Depth range data is not yet available.



©Atlas of Living Australia: Australian distribution

Local abundance

  • Lizard Island area: Uncommon; recorded rarely at outer reefs, apparently absent from the Lizard Island Group.

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