Scientific Name
Apistus carinatus  
Apistus carinatus稜鬚簑鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Depth 14 - 60M
Chinese 稜鬚簑鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 稜鬚簑鮋 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 獅子魚、國公、白虎、鬚簑鮋 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is. 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Tranquebar [Tharangambadi, Tamil Nadu State, India, Indian Ocean] 
Synonyms Apistus balnearum, Apistus carenatus, Apistus faurei, Apistus israelitarum, Hypodytes carinatus, Scorpaena carinata   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2008);Poss, S.G. and K.V. Rama Rao, 1984. Scorpaenidae. In W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). Vol. 4. FAO,  W.Fischer etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0059041. ASIZP0060458. ASIZP0062033. ASIZP0062163. ASIZP0064290. ASIZP0066721. ASIZP0066899. ASIZP0074535. ASIZP0700234. CAS28176. FRIP03300. NMMBP00728. NMMBP00958. NMMBP02688. NMMBP05330. NMMBP06270. NMMBP06271. NMMBP06272. NTUM01432. NTUM03344. NTUM03852. NTUM04409. NTUM06919. NTUM06920. NTUM07679. NTUM07682. NTUM07700. SIO70-274o. SIO80-212h. SIO80-214f. USNM00200291.  
Common Name Ocellated waspfish; Sulky; Bullrout; Bearded waspfish; Long-finned waspfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin XII-XIV spines and 8-10 soft rays; anal fin with III -IV spines and 6-8 soft rays. Bluish grey in color, belly pale; large black spot on rear half of spinous dorsal.
habitats Inhabits soft bottoms of the continental shelf. Primarily known from trawls over prawn-grounds but divers looking in suitable habitats can come across them, especially at night. During the day it buries itself deep in the sand with just the eyes exposed.  
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and the Persian Gulf south to Natal, South Africa and east to India and the Philippines, north to China and Japan, south Australia. 
Utility Not commercial fishery species.