Ostracion whitleyi Fowler, 1931
Whitley's box
photo by Randall, J.E.

Family:  Ostraciidae (Boxfishes)
Max. size:  15.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; marine; depth range 3 - 27 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Hawaii to the Marquesas Islands and central and eastern Polynesia.
Biology:  Inhabits clear lagoons and seaward reefs (Ref. 9710) as well as the quiet waters of the shore line. Benthopelagic (Ref. 58302). Feeds on algae and invertebrates (Ref. 89972).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   

Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 16.04.93
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 21.10.14

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