Notes on this FAO species category: EMW-178

EMW idFAO Species CategoryNotes
EMW-178Boxfishes neiThis category includes species in the family Ostraciidae (Boxfishes).

From FishStat, all capure for 1999-2007 was from the Atlantic Ocean.

Of those species indicated to be of commercial or subsistence importance on, the smallest and largest species are as follows. Both are distributed in the Atlantic Ocean:

Whitespotted boxfish (Ostracion meleagris) and
Buffalo trunkfish ( Lactophrys trigonus).