Cockatoo Waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving
Cockatoo Waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus) - Marine Life - Liveaboard Diving

Cockatoo Waspfish

The Cockatoo Waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus) is a type of scorpionfish that is also known as the Cockatoo Leaf-fish/Rougefish. It's generaly found in the western Pacific and Coral Triangle, in tropical and sub-tropical seas. It's a nocturnal ambush predator that uses its amazing camouflage to hide from prey. 

Cockatoo Waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus)
Cockatoo Waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus)
Credit: Pablo Mallegol Dahlgren
Cockatoo Waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus)
Cockatoo Waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus)
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Cockatoo Waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus)
Cockatoo Waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus)
Credit: Johan Folmeus
Cockatoo Waspfish Ablabys taenianotus
Scientific Rank
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:
Chordata (Chordates)
Class:
Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfish & Lionfish)
Family: Tetrarogidae (Tetrarogidae)
Genus: Ablabys (Ablabys)
Species: Ablabys taenianotus
Size
Average Size: 15 centimetres

Cockatoo Waspfish - Where Can You Find Them When Scuba diving?

Maldives

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Myanmar/Burma

Malaysia

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Egypt

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Robin
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Robin
8 months ago
And in Bay One at Koh Racha Yai.
Sighted in September 2023.
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