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Animals & Habitats
Longhorn Cowfish
Scientific Name
Lactoria cornuta
Indo-Pacific Ocean Region, Red Sea and East Africa through Indonesia, South Korea and South Japan
Conservation Status
Not Listed

Slow Swimmers

The Longhorn, a part of the Boxfish family, has no pelvic skeleton, so they lack pelvic fins. They have a unique swim method called ostraciform swimming, which gives them the appearance of hovering in the water.

Unique Feeders

This fish is omnivorous. They find nourishment from benthic algae, worms, mollusks, crustaceans and smaller fishes along with numerous microorganisms and other animals that they strain from sand and sediment.