Tetraroge nigra (Cuvier, 1829)
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Family:  Tetrarogidae (Wasp fishes)
Max. size:  13.5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; freshwater; brackish; marine, amphidromous
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: India, Philippines, Indonesia, and New Guinea. Also from the Ryukyu Islands (Ref. 559). Rare in freshwaters (Ref. 245).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Rare species (Ref. 559). Possess venom glands at the base of some of the spines.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 16 September 2011 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 18.07.94
Modified by: Kesner-Reyes, Kathleen - 28.01.21

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