Sunday, December 21, 2008

South Cottesloe Beach - Western smooth boxfish

The female western smooth boxfish (Anoplocapros amygdaloides) is one of my favorite underwater photography subject.

The boxfish is also known as a neutron bomb fish. The name comes from the fact that some of them can release an ostratoxin that's powerful enough to wipe out all living things within a confined space, like in a tank.

In the wild, the boxfish can swim away after releasing the toxin, so it won't get killed itself.

No comments: