Cottapistus cottoides (Linnaeus, 1758)
Marbled stingfish
photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Family:  Tetrarogidae (Wasp fishes)
Max. size:  9.2 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range - 24 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: occurs in Indonesia, northwestern Australia (Ref. 5978) and the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819).
Biology:  Found over moderately soft bottoms, from less than a meter to 24 m deep. Common in shrimp trawls (Ref. 39597).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 07.06.94
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 28.05.07

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