Scientific Name
Iracundus signifer  
Iracundus signifer斑點紅鮋
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author Jordan & Evermann, 1903 Depth 10 - 70M
Chinese 斑點紅鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 南非紀鮋 
Max Length 13 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality CCoral reef at Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands 
Synonyms Iracundus sinifer   
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)  Jordan, D. S. etc. 1903 Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List BPBMI23411.  
Common Name Decoy scorpionfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XII spines and 9 soft rays; Anal fin with III 5 soft rays. Anterior part of dorsal fin resembles a small fish, the fin also has a spot between spines 1-2 or 1-3. Lachrymal bone with 2 spines over maxillary, first points forward, second broad, pointing out and to rear; suborbital ridge without spines except one at rear before opercle; preopercular spines short, usually only 3 developed; no supplemental preopercular spine at base of first spine; a dark spot on the spinous dorsal fin between spines 1 or 2 and 3; and vertical scale rows of about 65-75.
habitats Inhabit reef-associated marine environment; depth range 10 - 70 m. Found on sand and rubble under ledges of seaward reefs. The dorsal fin mimics a tiny fish and is used as a lure. Maximum size 13 cm TL. 
Distribution Western Indian Ocean: South Africa, Mauritius, Reunion. Pacific Ocean: Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, and from the Society, Cook, Marquesan, Tuamoto, Pitcairn and Hawaiian islands. 
Utility Not commercial food species.