Use your imagination, and you might figure out how this fish got the name longhorn cowfish. Or you can do what I did.
Look it up on the internet. According to Buddy and Kay Davis on the website Kids Answers, cowfish have two spines on their foreheads that look like the horns of a cow. Hence, the name.
Here are a few facts About The Longhorn Cowfish:
- Cowfish live around coral.
- Cowfish eat mollusks, worms, and crustaceans (shrimp, crabs, etc.)
- Cowfish have a tough, 'armored' body that affords them few predators.
- Cowfish fill their mouths with water and blow sand around looking for worms hiding underneath.
- Cowfish swim slowly like little spaceships hovering in the water.
- Cowfish secrete a neurotoxin when scared that's strong enough to kill predators.
1. "Cowfish" by Buddy and Kay Davis. Kids Answers: 2018 Answers in Genesis. Web. 13 Aug. 2018.<https://answersingenesis.org/kids/fish/cowfish/>.
2. "5 Facts About The Longhorn Cowfish" by SEAA Curatorial Team. Conservation and Guardians of the SEAA: S.E.A Aquarium. Web. 15 Aug. 2018. <http://seaa.rwsentosablog.com/long-horned-cowfish/>.