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Family: Tetrarogidae Wasp fishes

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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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