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Juvenile yellow boxfish (Ostracion cubicus). This fish inhabits coral reefs in the tropical Indo- Pacific region. It has bony hexagonal plates under its skin and a toxic mucus to protect it from predators. It feeds mainly on algae, but also takes molluscs, sponges and crustaceans. It can reach a length of up to 45 centimetres. Photographed in Tulamben, Bali, Indonesia.
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