Image: Western Smooth Boxfish on the beach

Western Smooth Boxfish on the beach

A Western Smooth Boxfish found on the beach at Hopetoun, Western Australia, 25 October 2011.

Richard Rennie
© Richard Rennie


One way to tell the Eastern and Western Smooth Boxfishes apart is by looking at the caudal peduncle. The plates at the base of the tail form a complete ring around the caudal peduncle of the Western Smooth Boxfish, but the plates of the Eastern Smooth Boxfish are separate.

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Tags fishes, ichthyology, Western Smooth Boxfish, Anoplocapros amygdaloides, Ostraciidae,