Scientific Name
Dendrochirus zebra  
Dendrochirus zebra斑馬短鰭簑鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1829) Depth 3 - 80M
Chinese 斑馬短鰭簑鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 花斑短鰭簑鮋 
Max Length 25 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 斑馬紋多臂簑鮋、獅子魚、短獅、紅虎、雞公 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality Moluques [Ambon Island, Moluccas/Maluku, Indonesia, Banda Sea, western Pacific]; Isle-de-France [Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean]; Nouvelle-Guinée [New Guinea, western Pacific] 
Synonyms Pseudomonopterus zebra, Pterois zebra   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2008)  Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0054155. ASIZP0054156. ASIZP0054974. ASIZP0057383. ASIZP0057743. ASIZP0058370. ASIZP0059271. ASIZP0059475. ASIZP0060756. ASIZP0062693. ASIZP0065171. ASIZP0080048. ASIZP0080049. ASIZP0800952. ASIZP0807382. ASIZP0807383. ASIZP0910952. ASIZP0916820. ASIZP0917382. ASIZP0917383. NMMBP00722. NMMBP02962. NMMSTP00874. NMNSF01278. NTOU-AE6037. NTUM03106. NTUM03449. NTUM03450. NTUM03467. NTUM03468. NTUM03469. NTUM03470. NTUM03471. NTUM04590. NTUM04598. NTUM05248. NTUM08391. ...List all 45 records... 
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Zebra turkeyfish; Zebra lionfish; Zebra firefish; Dwarf lionfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XIII spines and 10-11 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 6-7; pectoral fin 16-17 soft rays; lateral line scales 45-54; gill rakers 4-6+10-11. Resembles D. Bellus in general appearance, but differs in having a larger number of anal fin rays, the supraorbital flap greatly longer than the orbit diameter, and flap with 5 dark-brownish cross-bands. Body reddish with 5 dark bars, alternating with thin dark bars in large specimens; median fins with small dark spots; dark spot on cheek. Mid-dorsal spines longer than body depth.
habitats Found on coral, rubble, or rock bottoms of reef flats ; also in coastal to outer reef habitats in sheltered lagoons and in caves, sometimes in small aggregations. Usually shallow but reported to 80 m depth. Pelagic stages travel great distances and expatr 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Samoa, north to southern Japan and the Ogasawara Islands, south to Australia and Lord Howe Island. 
Utility Not commerical fishery species. Common aquarium species.