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Family Polioptilidae: A family of passerine birds commonly known as "Gnatcatchers". All gnatcatchers are native to the New World, being found in both North and South America. Gnatcatchers are close relatives of the wrens and some species are known as "Gnatwrens".

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Cockatoo Waspfish (Ablabys taenianotus)

Also known as the Leaf fish, Dwarf Lionfish, Shortfin Turkeyfish or Rouge Fish, the Cockatoo Waspfish is a species of scorpion fish endemic to the Western Pacific Ocean. Cockatoo Waspfish are often found resting on sandy bottoms or in fields of sea grass. They are nocturnal and emerge at night to feed by camouflaging themselves as a dead piece of wood or vegetation and snatching any small animals that pass by. Like the insect they are named after, cockatoo waspfish are indeed venomous and are covered in barbs which will produce a painful (but non lethal) sting.

Phylogeny

Animalia-Chordata-Actinopterygii-Scorpaeniformes-Scorpaenidae-Ablabys-taenianotus

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