Cowfish belong to the same family as boxfish, cofferfish and trunkfish. Members of this family are noted for the hexagonal or honeycomb patterns on their skin. They swim in a rowing manner and are limited to slow movements because of its heavy armoured scales.
Translucent Ocean Creatures: Juvenile Cowfish (photo: Chris Newbert)
A photographer’s strobe gives a violet sheen to this translucent juvenile roundbelly cowfish off the coast of Kona, Hawaii. Also known as the transparent boxfish, the roundbelly cowfish has two short horns in front of its eyes. (via: National Geo)