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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstracion cubicus Linnaeus, 1758 
AphiaID: 219911

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChordata (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorVertebrata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGnathostomata (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorPisces (Superclass) > Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorActinopterygii (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTetraodontiformes (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstraciidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstracion (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Typetaxon of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstracion Linnaeus, 1758
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstracion Linnaeus, 1758
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstracion argus Rüppell, 1828
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstracion cubicum Linnaeus, 1758 (misspelling)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstracion tuberculatus Linnaeus, 1758
Sources  original description Linnaeus, C. (1758). Systema Naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis. Editio decima, reformata. Laurentius Salvius: Holmiae. ii, 824 pp., available online at http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/no_cache/dms/load/toc/?IDDOC=265100 [details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editoryellow boxfishUnreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorcube trunkfish  [details]
Direct child
taxa (1)

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Subspecies Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOstracion cubicus aculeatus Houttuyn, 1782 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorKentrocapros aculeatus (Houttuyn, 1782)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Lebanon
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorLebanon (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
Indian Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorChagos [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGazi Bay [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorReunion [details]
Kenya
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorKenya [details]
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Red Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorRed Sea [details]
Republic of Mauritius
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMauritius [details]
Seychelles
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSeychelles [details]
South Africa
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorSouth Africa (country) [details]
(no group)
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNew Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHatschekia ostracii Yamaguti, 1953 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaeniacanthus moa (Lewis A.G., 1967) (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnchistrotos moa Lewis A.G., 1967 [via synonym] (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (24 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (104 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo FishBase 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (43 nucleotides; 40 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Lebanon (Nation) : Canals: natural range expansion through man-made canals [details]

Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Lebanon (Nation) : Individual release: deliberate release by individuals [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Inhabits lagoon and semi-sheltered seaward reefs. Solitary. Feeds primarily on algae with a compliment of microorganisms, invertebrates, molluscs and sponges (Ref. 5503). [details]

Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat Known from seamounts and knolls [details]
Images Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editor[show unreviewed]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:219911
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1997-02-24 18:26:33Z  created  Vanden Berghe, Edward
1998-06-18 06:08:16Z  changed  Fondo, Esther
2008-01-15 17:27:08Z  changed  Bailly, Nicolas
  
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  Citation: Bailly, N. (2014). Ostracion cubicus. In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=219911 on 2014-09-22
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