Ablabys macracanthus

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Ablabys macracanthus
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Ablabys macracanthus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Tetrarogidae
Genus: Ablabys
Species: A. macracanthus
Binomial name
Ablabys macracanthus
Bleeker, 1873

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.[1]


The spiny waspfish is a primarily reef-dwelling fish, living at a depth of 1 to 20 meters below the surface.[1][2] It lives at tropical latitudes (25 to 8 degrees north latitude).[1]


The spiny waspfish is harmless to humans.[1] It can grow up to as long as 20 cm and it often sways with the current, mimicking a pile of leaves.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Ablabys macracanthus summary page". FishBase. Retrieved 2015-09-20. 
  2. ^ "Spiny Waspfish (Ablabys macracanthus) - Information on Spiny Waspfish - Encyclopedia of Life". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2015-09-20.