Smooth Trunkfish (Lactophrys triqueter)
What first catches a snorkeler’s eye when observing the Trunkfish is an unusual square body shape, giving them the family namesake, Boxfish. They swim about the reef primarily using a rapid movement of the pectoral fins. Their dark body is covered with white spots, except for a honeycomb pattern on the mid-body. They are common throughout the Caribbean found from 15 to 80 feet in depth. A dark patch around the mouth helps to distinguish this species from the similar Spotted Trunkfish. See the e-book.