Apistidae

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Apistidae
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Ocellated Waspfish (Apistus carinatus)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Apistidae
Kaup, 1873
Genera[1]

Apistops
Apistus
Cheroscorpaena

Apistidae, the Wasp scorpionfishes, is a family of scorpaeniform fishes native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.[1] They are fairly small fishes reaching lengths of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) TL in Cheroscorpaena tridactyla[2] to 20 centimetres (7.9 in) TL in Apistus carinatus.[1]

Reference/External Links[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). "Apistidae" in FishBase. December 2012 version.
  2. ^ Mees G.F. (1964): A new fish of the family Scorpaenidae from New Guinea. Zoologische Mededelingen, 40 (1): 1-4