Lactoria fornasini

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Thornback cowfish
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Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Tetraodontiformes
Family: Ostraciidae
Genus: Lactoria
Species: L. fornasini
Binomial name
Lactoria fornasini
Bianconi, 1846

Lactioria fornasini, the thornback cowfish, is a poisonous species of boxfish found throughout the Indo-Pacific from East Africa to Rapa Island. It can grow to 23 cm (9.1 in) in length.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2014). "Lactoria fornasini" in FishBase. August 2014 version.