Scientific Name
Erosa erosa  
Erosa erosa達摩毒鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1829) Depth 10 - 100M
Chinese 達摩毒鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 獅頭毒鮋 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 虎魚、石虎、沙薑虎、獅頭鮋、石頭魚 
Distribution in World Japan to Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Seas of Japan 
Synonyms Synanceia erosa   
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 ASIZP0058371. ASIZP0059943. ASIZP0060736. CAS15205. FRIP00038. FRIP00420. FRIP03121. NMMBP02860. NTMP0411. NTMP1034. NTUM06289. SIO80-212k. SIO80-219. USNM00265925.  
Common Name Pitted stonefish; Monkey-fish; Monkeyfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XIV spines and 5-6 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5-6 soft rays; pectoral fin with 14-16 soft rays; pelvic fin with I spine and 4 soft rays. Eye directed laterally. Head profile humped at nape and deep occipital pit before dorsal din origin. Mouth slightly oblique; No scales on head and body which are covered with knobs, warts or short papillae. Body dusky orange but variable; 3 or 4 red bands.
habitats Inhabits coral-associated marine environment; found in trawling grounds. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: northwestern Australia, the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819) and elsewhere in the region. 
Utility Not commercial fishery species.