Scientific Name
Ablabys macracanthus  
Ablabys macracanthus大棘帆鰭鮋
No picture was not be chosen to represent this species.
Author (Bleeker, 1852) Depth 1 - 50M
Chinese 大棘帆鰭鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 大棘帆鰭鮋 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 長棘長絨鮋、獅子魚、黑虎 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan North East、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Coastal、Lagoon、
Holotype Locality Wahai, northern Ceram, Indonesia 
Synonyms Amblyapistus macracanthus, Apistus macracanthus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Chen, C.-H., 2004 Checklist of the fishes of Penghu. FRI Special Publication No. 4. 175 p.  Bleeker, P. 1852 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 陳春暉 2004 
Specimen List ASIZP0057379. NTUM03862. SIO80-219c.  
Common Name Spiny leaf-fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XV spines and 7-8 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 9-10 soft rays; lateral line scales 18-22; pectoral fin with 11-12 soft rays; dorsal-, anal- and pectoral-fin soft rays simple, not branched. Laterally compressed body, high sail like dorsal fin, starting on the head, anteriorly to the eye. Vertical head profile, small mouth. Brown colour, more or less dark. Large pectoral fins. With a more anteriorly pointed dorsal fin and more rays in anal fin.
habitats Inhabits reef-associated marine environment. Inshore, usually muddy-sand habitat, estuaries and coastal slopes. Found in bay, on sandy bottoms. When observed by divers, often it rocks sideways pushing alternatively with the 2 pectoral fins, as a leaf move 
Distribution Western Indian Ocean. Western Pacific. 
Utility Not commerical fishery species. Aquarium species.