Scientific Name
Inimicus japonicus  
Inimicus japonicus日本鬼鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1829) Depth 10 - 200M
Chinese 日本鬼鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 日本鬼鮋 
Max Length 29 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鬼虎魚、貓魚、魚虎、虎魚、石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World Japan to South China Sea   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Coast of China and seas of Japan 
Synonyms Inimicus japonica, Pelor japonicum   
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 ASIZP0058372. ASIZP0807644. ASIZP0917644. MTP0096. NTUM08406.  
Common Name Stonefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XVI-XVIII(XVII) spines and 5-8(7) soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 8-10(10) soft rays; gill rakers 2-4+7-9=10-12. Body with dark brown to reddish purple, variable. Each fin with white spot or line. Inside of pectoral fin with brown spot or line, some with black spot or blotch.
habitats Inhabits demersal marine environment; depth range 10 - 200 m. Food fish. Commercially cultured in Japan. Used as Chinese medicine. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Japan, Taiwan and East China Sea. 
Utility Not commercial food species, edible but careful with it's venomous; also commercial aquarium species.