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Cowfish are some of the most colourful fish you will see in the cooler shallow seas.  The males and females have different markings.  They are common in seagrass meadows, the intertidal zone and are often trapped in rockpools at low tide. 

They are also called boxfish because they have very short square shaped bodies that can’t bend. They are not flexible because their entire body is built around strong bony plates. They swim very slowly compared to other fish.  They have a pair of horns on the top of their head. 

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