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Longhorn Cowfish

With a kebab skewer on its face

Class: Fish
Order: Tetraodontiformes

Family: Boxfish
Habitat: Indo-Pacific

We humans might say: “I have a frog in my throat” and cough so we can breathe freely again. For predatory fish, it’s just as unpleasant to have a cowfish in your throat as its two horns make it harder for predators to swallow. The cowfish also has a toxin in its skin that it releases into the water when in danger.

Longhorn Cowfish Longhorn Cowfish - Photo: Khoroshunova Olga/Shutterstock

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