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Updated 4/23/2013

Family Ostraciidae

HAWAII

Lactoria diaphana

SE Oahu

 

Ammo Reef, Oahu, 40 feet

 

Futo, Izu, Japan, 30 feet

SPINY or ROUNDBELLY COWFISH

Rarely seen on deep rubble reefs in Hawai‘i but fairly common in Japan.  Convex belly and short spines.  Attains 10 inches.  Recorded from scattered locations throughout the Indo-Pacific.