Acanthostracion notacanthus (Bleeker, 1863)
Island cowfish
photo by Wirtz, P.

Family:  Ostraciidae (Boxfishes)
Max. size:  50 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 3 - 25 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Azores, St. Helena and Ascension islands, Ghana, and Angola. Reported from Sao Tome Island (Ref. 34088).
Biology:  Found over rocks, rubble and sand (Ref. 5288), mainly around islands (Ref. 11227).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 07 June 2011 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 23.05.96
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 17.03.15

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