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Family: Tetrarogidae Wasp fishes



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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]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Centropogon australis (White, 1790)

Photo by Photo by Banks, I.
 
Centropogon australis
[Eastern fortescue]
No picture found

Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Centropogon latifrons
[Pale fortescue]
No picture found


 
Centropogon marmoratus
[Marbled fortescue]



Southeast Atlantic
Max. Length 4 cm TL
Coccotropsis gymnoderma (Gilchrist, 1906)

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Coccotropsis gymnoderma
[Smooth-skin scorpionfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9.2 cm SL
Cottapistus cottoides (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Cottapistus cottoides
[Marbled stingfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Glyptauchen panduratus (Richardson, 1850)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Glyptauchen panduratus
[Goblinfish]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22.5 cm SL
Gymnapistes marmoratus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Maddern, M.
 
Gymnapistes marmoratus
[Soldier]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Liocranium pleurostigma (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Liocranium pleurostigma
[Western Blackspot Waspfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Liocranium praepositum Ogilby, 1903

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Liocranium praepositum
[Blackspot waspfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Neocentropogon aeglefinus (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Neocentropogon aeglefinus
[Onespot waspfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.3 cm SL

 
Neocentropogon affinis
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.5 cm TL

 
Neocentropogon japonicus
[]
No picture found


 
Neocentropogon mesedai
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.6 cm SL

 
Neocentropogon profundus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 81 cm SL

 
Neocentropogon trimaculatus
[Threespotted waspfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Neovespicula depressifrons (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by Photo by JJPhoto
 
Neovespicula depressifrons
[Leaf goblinfish]



Oceania
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Notesthes robusta (Günther, 1860)

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Notesthes robusta
[Bullrout]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.3 cm SL

 
Ocosia apia
[Stoutspine waspfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 6 cm TL
Ocosia fasciata Matsubara, 1943

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Ocosia fasciata
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Ocosia possi
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Ocosia ramaraoi
[]



Western Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL
Ocosia sphex Fricke, 2017

Photo by Photo by Chen, J.-N.
 
Ocosia sphex
[Bismarck waspfish]
No picture found


 
Ocosia spinosa
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Ocosia vespa
[]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 7.0 cm SL
Ocosia zaspilota Poss & Eschmeyer, 1975

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Ocosia zaspilota
[Polka dot waspfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Paracentropogon longispinis (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Greenfield, J.
 
Paracentropogon longispinis
[Wispy waspfish]



Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Paracentropogon rubripinnis (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Paracentropogon rubripinnis
[]
No picture found


 
Paracentropogon vespa
[Wasp roguefish]



Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.2 cm SL
Paracentropogon zonatus (Weber, 1913)

Photo by Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Paracentropogon zonatus
[Bandtail waspfish]



Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Pseudovespicula dracaena (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Pseudovespicula dracaena
[Draco waspfish]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Richardsonichthys leucogaster (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by Photo by Steene, R.
 
Richardsonichthys leucogaster
[Whiteface waspfish]



Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 21.5 cm TL
Snyderina guentheri (Boulenger, 1889)

Photo by Photo by Saravanan, R.
 
Snyderina guentheri
[Günther's waspfish]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Snyderina yamanokami Jordan & Starks, 1901

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Snyderina yamanokami
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 10 cm TL

 
Tetraroge barbata
[Bearded roguefish]
No picture found

Max. Length 13.5 cm TL

 
Tetraroge niger
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.3 cm SL

 
Vespicula cypho
[]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 5.8 cm SL
Vespicula trachinoides (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Vespicula trachinoides
[]
No picture found


 
Vespicula zollingeri
[]



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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
Centropogon australis Eastern fortescue Western Pacific 15 TL 1790
Centropogon latifrons Pale fortescue Eastern Indian Ocean 12.5 SL 1962
Centropogon marmoratus Marbled fortescue Western Pacific. 1862
Coccotropsis gymnoderma Smooth-skin scorpionfish Southeast Atlantic 4 TL 1906
Cottapistus cottoides Marbled stingfish Indo-West Pacific 9.2 SL 1758
Glyptauchen panduratus Goblinfish Eastern Indian Ocean 20 TL 1850
Gymnapistes marmoratus Soldier Eastern Indian Ocean 22.5 SL 1829
Liocranium pleurostigma Western Blackspot Waspfish Indo-West Pacific 14 TL 1913
Liocranium praepositum Blackspot waspfish Western Pacific 13 TL 1903
Neocentropogon aeglefinus Onespot waspfish Indo-West Pacific 9.5 SL 1913
Neocentropogon affinis Indo-West Pacific 8.3 SL 1909
Neocentropogon japonicus Northwest Pacific 13.5 TL 1943
Neocentropogon mesedai Western Indian Ocean 1985
Neocentropogon profundus Western Indian Ocean 7.6 SL 1958
Neocentropogon trimaculatus Threespotted waspfish Western Pacific 81 SL 1966
Neovespicula depressifrons Leaf goblinfish Indo-West Pacific 10 TL 1848
Notesthes robusta Bullrout Oceania 30 SL 1860
Ocosia apia Stoutspine waspfish Western Pacific 5.3 SL 1975
Ocosia fasciata Northwest Pacific 6 TL 1943
Ocosia possi Western Indian Ocean 7.8 SL 1990
Ocosia ramaraoi Indian Ocean 8.2 SL 1975
Ocosia sphex Bismarck waspfish Western Pacific Ocean 3.9 SL 2017
Ocosia spinosa Western Pacific 1981
Ocosia vespa Northwest Pacific 8 TL 1904
Ocosia zaspilota Polka dot waspfish Western Central Pacific 7.0 SL 1975
Paracentropogon longispinis Wispy waspfish Indo-West Pacific 13 TL 1829
Paracentropogon rubripinnis Northwest Pacific 9.3 SL 1843
Paracentropogon vespa Wasp roguefish Indo-West Pacific 1910
Paracentropogon zonatus Bandtail waspfish Western Central Pacific 5.2 SL 1913
Pseudovespicula dracaena Draco waspfish Western Indian Ocean. 7.5 TL 1829
Richardsonichthys leucogaster Whiteface waspfish Indo-West Pacific 10 TL 1848
Snyderina guentheri Günther's waspfish Western Indian Ocean 21.5 TL 1889
Snyderina yamanokami Western Pacific 24 TL 1901
Tetraroge barbata Bearded roguefish Indo-West Pacific 10 TL 1829
Tetraroge niger Indo-West Pacific 13.5 TL 1829
Vespicula cypho Western Central Pacific 3.3 SL 1938
Vespicula trachinoides Indo-West Pacific 5.8 SL 1829
Vespicula zollingeri Western Pacific. 1848



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