Longhorn cowfish

The longhorn cowfish is also known as the horned boxfish due to the two characteristic horns protruding from its forehead.

Where to find them?

You can learn more about this species in the “Mysteries of the Sea” exhibition of Oceanogràfic.

General aspects

Boxfish are notable for having hard, fused hexagonal scales. This allows them to protect themselves inside a solid frame which gives them the appearance of a box. Due to this protective frame, the movements of boxfish are slow and limited.

Did you know...?

The horned boxfish can emit a sound like a grunt.