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Ostraciidae (Boxfishes) is a family of bony fishes. They are carnivores. They have sexual reproduction. They rely on ostraciiform, median/paired fin propulsion, and anal and dorsal fin swimming to move around.

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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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  • URI: https://eol.org/schema/terms/ostraciiform
  • Definition: Body/caudal fin propulsion, with no appreciable body wave when they employ caudal locomotion. Only the tail fin itself oscillates (often very rapidly) to create thrust. Typical of the Ostraciidae
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of boxfishes. View this species on GBIF
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Boxfish Habitats

The environments in which many boxfishes species are known to live. Select an environment to see its boxfishes species checklist.

boxfishes Habitats

The environments in which many boxfishes species are known to live. Select an environment to see its boxfishes species checklist.