Status: No conservation concerns
Secondly, boxfish live in small haremic groups – with one male to several females. The male Whitespotted Boxfish:
“initiates courtship by circling and nudging one of his females. If she responds, the two swim side by side for a time before rising 6 ft. or more above the bottom, the male leading. Assuming a side-by-side position with tails together and heads facing slightly apart, they release their gametes while one or both make a low pitched humming sound lasting about 6 seconds. When done they dash back to the bottom where the male begins courting another female.” (link)
So the guy is beautiful, charming, and gets crazy amounts of girls. Not a bad life if you’re a Whitespotted Boxfish!