Friday, 21 October 2011

Blue Boxfish - Juvenile

This is typical of the bottom at 32 metres on one of the reefs NW of Hillarys Marina in Perth Western Australia. The little Blue Boxfish starts life as quite an orange colour which gradually changes as it gets older. The older males are quite blue and the females a duller yellowish/green. Blue Boxfish are often seen on the reefs around Western Australia and are also known as Smooth and Robust Boxfish. They are poisonous and should not be eaten - probably too cute to consider eating!!

1 comment:

  1. There's so much to see in this picture, is that a diver in the background? Amazing to think this little bright orange fish will completely change colour.