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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Tetrarogidae Wasp fishes

Genus: Ablabys

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Ablabys binotatus (Peters, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Ablabys binotatus
[Redskinfish]



Western Indian Ocean. We
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Ablabys macracanthus (Bleeker, 1852)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Ablabys macracanthus
[Spiny waspfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean and
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Ablabys taenianotus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Petrinos, C.
 
Ablabys taenianotus
[Cockatoo waspfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ablabys binotatus Redskinfish Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1855
Ablabys macracanthus Spiny waspfish Western Indian Ocean. We 20 TL 1852
Ablabys taenianotus Cockatoo waspfish Eastern Indian Ocean and 15 TL 1829



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