Thornback Cowfish Larval Rearing

The Thornback Cowfish (Lactoria fornasini) was cultured many times throughout 2012 and 2013 for this project.  L. fornasini eggs are large (1.8 mm), contain multiple yellow oil globules and are covered in yellow pigment spots. They have a long incubation…

Spotted Boxfish Larval Rearing

Spotted boxfish (Ostracion meleagris) were reared in April and May of 2014 from wild collected eggs at the Reef Culture Technologies hatchery. This species is fairly common on Hawaiian reefs where it primarily feeds on tunicates, sponges and algae. Males…