National Geographic : 1952 Feb
© National Geographic Society 189 Kodachrome by Paul A. Zahl Horned Brow Gives the Cowfish a Bovine Look Like her namesake, this cover girl wears a placid, ruminating expression. Her particular pasture is the teeming underwater world around Bimini Islands in the Bahamas. Cowfish are bottom feeders, sometimes a foot or more in length; both sexes have a horn or spine over each eye. The body is encased in a bony box of little six-sided plates, which are modified scales; only eyes, jaws, and fins are free to move.