Scientific Name
Minous coccineus  
Minous coccineus橙色虎鮋
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Author Alcock, 1890 Depth - 50M
Chinese 橙色虎鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 獨指虎鮋 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鬼虎魚、貓魚、魚虎、虎魚、石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Ganjam coast, 8 miles east-southeast of Kalingapatnam Light, India [Orissa State, India, Bay of Bengal, eastern Indian Ocean], Investigator station 90, depth 28-30 fathoms 
Synonyms Minous superciliosus, Minous trachycephalus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Eschmeyer, W.N., 1986. Scorpaenidae. p. 463-478. In M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.) Smiths' sea fishes. Springer-Verlag, Berlin;Fishbase(2008)  Alcock, A. W. 1890 Smith, M. M. etc. 1986 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List NTUM06924. SU49442.  
Common Name Scarlet stinger; Onestick stingfish; Spotted stingfish; Eenstok-steekvis 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with X-XI spines and 11-12 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 9-10 soft rays. Caudal fin with all gray. Characteristic black spots on inside of pectorals. With bladder. Body color varialbe. Back of doral fin with brown and white striated and elongated to back part.
habitats Inhabits demersal marine environment; depth range - 50 m. Taken in trawls at about 50 m. Max. size is 10.0 cm TL. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Durban, South Africa northwards; also in Red Sea, Arabian Sea, eastward to Gulf of Thailand and Taiwan. Reported as likely at Seychelles but Randall and van Egmond 1994 believe otherwise. 
Utility Not comemrcial food species.