Wispy waspfish


  • Spines are venomous.
  • There have been cases of its sting causing serious wounds leading to hospitalisation in Hong Kong.


  • Body brownish.
  • Dark mottled pattern on body, which may have geographic variation.
  • Dorsal fin starts above eyes.
  • V-shaped notch between dorsal spines.

Common Name: Wispy waspfish

Family Common Name: Wasp Fishes

Scientific Name: Paracentropogon longispinis___(Cuvier, 1829)

Maximum Length: 13 cm (Total Length)