Ocosia zaspilota Poss & Eschmeyer, 1975
Polka dot waspfish
Ocosia zaspilota
photo by MNHN

Family:  Tetrarogidae (Wasp fishes)
Max. size:  6.95 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 192 - 247 m
Distribution:  Western Central Pacific: Philippines.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 15-15; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-6; Vertebrae: 28-28. No spines on the lateral surface of the lachrymal nor on the lateral surface of the first suborbital bone (Ref. 41496). Second and third dorsal spines very elongate in larger specimens. Body with large irregular dark brown spots.
Biology:  Trawled over muddy bottoms.
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.03.02

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