Anoplocapros amygdaloides, Female, Perth WA, Photo: Tom Davis
Anoplocapros amygdaloides, Juvenile, Perth, WA, Photo: Tom Davis
Rounded spine-less body with numerous dark blotches on the back. Females yellowish white, pale ventrally, with large evenly spaced dark spots mainly on upper sides. Males pale blue with yellowish shading on lower sides. Frequents rocky reef and seagrass areas. Distinguished from similar A.inermis, Eastern Smooth Boxfish, by location.
Max Size: 30 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 16.3-23.8°C
Habitat: Rocky Reef, Seagrass
IUCN Threat Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Frequent (19% 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: Few (2 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: GJ Edgar. 2008. Australian Marine Life. New Holland, Sydney