Taxon profile


Backspine Cowfish
Lactoria fornasini (Bianconi, 1846)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Tetraodontiformes »  family Ostraciidae - boxfishes »  genus Lactoria - longhorn cowfish

Scientific synonyms

Lactoria fuscomaculata von Bonde, 1923
Lactoria galeodon Jenkins, 1903
Lactoria pentacanthus (Bleeker, 1857)
Ostracion fornasini Bianconi, 1846
Ostracion pentacanthus Bleeker, 1857

Other names

= Thornback Cow
= Thorny-back Cowfish
= Thorny-backed Cowfish


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Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/14129]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [] [as Lactoria fornasini (Bianconi, 1846)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [7837]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase []

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