Wasp Roguefish, Paracentropogon vespa Ogilby 1910

A Wasp Roguefish, Paracentropogon vespa. Source: Barry Hutchins / Western Australian Museum. License: All rights reserved

This species may be a junior synonym of Paracentropogon longispinis (Larson et al. 2013, based on information from Jeff Johnson).

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Bray, D.J. 2021, Paracentropogon vespa in Fishes of Australia, accessed 19 May 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/3646

Wasp Roguefish, Paracentropogon vespa Ogilby 1910

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Shark Bay, WA (25º21´S) to Southport, QLD (27º58´S); tropical.

Species Citation

Paracentropogon vespa Ogilby 1910, Endeavour Series No. 1 23: 116. Type locality: 14 miles southeast off Cape Capricorn, Queensland, 13 fathoms.


Bray, D.J. 2021


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Wasp Roguefish, Paracentropogon vespa Ogilby 1910


Allen, G.R. 1997. Marine Fishes of Tropical Australia and South-east Asia. Perth : Western Australian Museum 292 pp. 106 pls. 

Allen, G.R. & Swainston, R. 1988. The Marine Fishes of North-Western Australia. A field guide for anglers and divers. Perth, WA : Western Australian Museum vi 201 pp., 70 pls. 

Larson, H.K., Williams, R.S. & Hammer, M.P. 2013. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the Northern Territory, Australia. Zootaxa 3696(1): 1-293

Ogilby, J.D. 1910. On some new fishes from the Queensland coast. Endeavour Series No. 1 23: 85-139

Poss, S.G. 1999. Families Scorpaenidae, Caracanthidae, Aploactinidae. pp. 2291-2358 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 4 pp. 2069-2790. 

Whitley, G.P. 1933. Studies in Ichthyology No. 7. Records of the Australian Museum 19(1): 60-112 figs 1-4 pls 11-15

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