Trunkfish Tuesday

One of my favorite fish to observe in the Caribbean is the Smooth Trunkfish. For some reason it remind me of a disco. 😀

The Smooth Trunkfish is also known as Lactophrys triqueter. It’s a species of boxfish commonly found along coral and rocky reefs in tropical waters. The smooth trunkfish is normally solitary but sometimes moves around in small groups.

Smooth Trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter)

It uses its protuberant lips to expel a jet of water which disturbs the sandy seabed and reveals any shallowly buried benthic invertebrates. It feeds on small molluscs, polychaete worms, acorn worms, peanut worms, small crustaceans, sponges and tunicates.

More images from St. Vincent can be found here.

Additional images from the Caribbean can be found here.

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