Inhabits shallow, subtidal areas with sand rubble and weed
Classification / Names
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Tetrarogidae (Wasp fishes)
Ablabys taenianotusis commonly referred to as Cockatoo waspfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: Only for advanced aquarists. A aquarium size of at least 300 Liter is recommended. Toxicity: Toxic.
Ablabys taenianotus is (very) poisonous and the poison can kill you under circumstances!!!
If you want to keep Ablabys taenianotus, inform yourself about the poison and its effects before buying. Keep a note with the telephone number of the poison emergency call and all necessary information about the animal next to your aquarium so that you can be helped quickly in an emergency.
The telephone numbers of the poison emergency call can be found here:
Overview Worldwide: eapcct.org
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