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Ablabys macracanthus

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Tetrarogidae
Genus  Ablabys
Order  Scorpaeniformes
Class  Actinopterygii
Phylum  Chordata
Rank  Species
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Similar  Ablabys, Ablabys taenianotus, Tetrarogidae, Paracentropogon longispinis, Richardsonichthys leucogaster

Spiny leaf fish ablabys macracanthus


Ablabys macracanthus, also known as the spiny waspfish or as the spiny leaf-fish in Indonesia, is a Waspfish of the genus Ablabys that inhabits the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.

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Spiny leaf fish ablabys macracanthus


Habitat

The spiny waspfish is a primarily reef-dwelling fish, living at a depth of 1 to 20 meters below the surface. It lives at tropical latitudes (25 to 8 degrees north latitude).

Biology

The spiny waspfish is harmless to humans. It can grow up to as long as 20 cm and it often sways with the current, mimicking a pile of leaves.

References

Ablabys macracanthus Wikipedia


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