Tetraroge barbata (Cuvier, 1829)
Bearded roguefish
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Family:  Tetrarogidae (Wasp fishes)
Max. size:  10 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  reef-associated; depth range 0 - 10 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Philippines, Indonesia, and New Guinea. Also from New Caledonia, north to Ryukyu Islands, and Palau in Micronesia (Ref. 1602).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 13-13; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal spines: 3-3; Anal soft rays: 5-5
Biology:  Inhabits muddy inshore waters of mangrove swamps and penetrates freshwater rivers (Ref. 1602). Feeds of fishes and crustaceans (Ref. 1602). Possess venom glands at the base of some of the spines.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 09 March 2007 Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 18.07.94
Modified by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 12.04.18
Checked by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 01.09.94

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