Aetapcus maculatus (Günther, 1861)
Warty prowfish
Aetapcus maculatus
photo by Good, P.

Family:  Pataecidae (Australian prowfishes)
Max. size:  21 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal
Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from Western Australia to Tasmania.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Inhabits rock reef. Benthic (Ref. 75154). In shallow coastal waters, occasionally taken by anglers (Ref. 557). Neither anterolateral glandural groove nor venom gland is present (Ref. 57406).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (120744)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 08.08.94
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 11.11.08
Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 03.08.00

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