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Ablabys taenianotus  (Cuvier, 1829)

Cockatoo waspfish
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Australia country information

Common names: Cockatoo fish, Cockatoo waspfish, Cuckatoo waspfish
Occurrence: native
Salinity: marine
Abundance: | Ref:
Importance: | Ref:
Aquaculture: | Ref:
Regulations: | Ref:
Uses: no uses
Comments: Ranges from North West Cape to Darwin (Ref. 5978, 48635); extending southwards to Nigaloo Reef (Ref. 3132). Also in the east coast (Ref. 9002), Lord Howe and Norfolk Is. (Ref. 8879). Also reported from the Territory of Ashmore and Cartier Islands (Ref. 75154); Queensland and Western Australia (Ref. 90102). Also Ref. 2334, 33390.
National Checklist:
Country Information: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/resources/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html
National Fisheries Authority:
Occurrences: Occurrences Point map
Main Ref: Hoese, D.F., D.J. Bray, J.R. Paxton and G.R. Allen, 2006
National Database:

Classification / Names

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Tetrarogidae (Wasp fishes)
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Main reference

Size / Weight / Age

Max length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 48635)

Environment

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 1 - 78 m (Ref. 11897)

Climate / Range

Tropical; 38°N - 31°S, 90°E - 179°E

Distribution

Eastern Indian Ocean and Western Pacific: Andaman Sea to Fiji, north to Japan, south to Australia. Replaced by Ablabys binotatus in the western Indian Ocean (Ref. 9710).
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Short description

Dorsal spines (total): 17 - 18; Dorsal soft rays (total): 6-7; Anal spines: 3; Anal soft rays: 4 - 5.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow, subtidal areas with sand rubble and weed (Ref. 9710). A strongly compressed fish that can be seen rocking back and forth on the bottom in response to surge. Easily caught with small hand nets. Nocturnal (Ref. 48635). Solitary or in pairs (Ref 90102).

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

Threat to humans

  Venomous



Human uses

Aquarium: commercial

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805)
PD50 = 0.6250 many relatives (e.g. carps) 0.5 - 2.0 few relatives (e.g. lungfishes)

Trophic Level (Ref. 69278)
3.2   ±0.3 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives

Resilience (Ref. 69278)
Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.)

Vulnerability (Ref. 59153)
Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100)
Price category (Ref. 80766)
Unknown