The Goblinfish lives in the demersal, brackish, marine environment.

A Goblinfish at a depth of 5 m, Murray's Beach, Jervis Bay, New South Wales. More

Goblinfish, is a grouper-like predator that is often mistaken for a bullrout. The body is a mottled brown with a light stripe running from the nose along the top of the back. More

Common names

goblinfish in English
Khikhuikhao in Thai (ไทย)
ขี้ขุยขาว in Thai (ไทย)
博特高鰭鮋 in Mandarin Chinese
博特高鳍鲉 in Mandarin Chinese
粗高鰭鮋 in Mandarin Chinese
粗高鳍鲉 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Tetrarogidae
Genus : Vespicula
Species : Vespicula trachinoides
Authority : Cuvier, 1829