Male whitespotted boxfish


Male whitespotted boxfish

This is a very nice example of the male Whitespotted boxfish (Ostracion meleagris), though books say that Mauritius would have the Ostracion trachys as more likely example. However the latter has no spots on its back. Though the couple stays fairly close together, but we have only spotted the male. Female of both species has a just plenty of white dots on a black background, not other colors.