Aetapcus maculatus (Günther, 1861)
Warty prowfish
photo by Good, P.

Family:  Pataecidae (Australian prowfishes)
Max. size:  21 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from Western Australia to Tasmania.
Biology:  Inhabits rock reef. Benthic (Ref. 75154). In shallow coastal waters, occasionally taken by anglers (Ref. 557). Neither anterolateral glandural groove nor venom gland is present (Ref. 57406).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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