Acanthostracion polygonius, Bonaire, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Acanthostracion polygonius, Abrolhos, Bahia, Brazil, Photo: Graham Edgar
Acanthostracion polygonius, Turks & Caicos, Photo: Rick Stuart-Smith
Box-like body shape with two horns above eyes and a body honeycomb pattern of black polygons over a tan background colouration. It is uncommon and shy. Usually found in clear water around coral reefs.
Max Size: 50 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 23.6-30.4°C
Habitat: Coral Reef, Rocky Reef
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (20% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution.
It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.