Pataecus fronto

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Pataecus fronto
Red Indian Fish 1.jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Pataecidae
Genus: Pataecus
J. Richardson, 1844
Species: P. fronto
Binomial name
Pataecus fronto
J. Richardson, 1844

Pataecus fronto, the Red Indianfish, is a species of Australian prowfish endemic to the coastal waters of western and southern Australia where it occurs at depths of from 40 to 80 metres (130 to 260 ft). This species grows to a length of 27 centimetres (11 in) TL. This species is the only known member of its genus.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Pataecus fronto" in FishBase. December 2012 version.