Scientific Name
Minous pictus  
Minous pictus斑翅虎鮋
by: ©Murdy, Edward O.
Author Günther, 1880 Depth - 56M
Chinese 斑翅虎鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 斑翅虎鮋 
Max Length 11 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 West、South、North East 
Habitats Benthos、Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality Arafura Sea, south of New Guinea [eastern Indian Ocean], 9°59'S, 139°42'E, Challenger station 188, depth 56 meters 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Kailola, P.J., 1987. The fishes of Papua New Guinea: a revised and annotated checklist. Vol. II Scorpaenidae to Callionymidae. Research Bulletin No. 41, Research Section, Dept. of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Papua New Guinea;Fishbase(2  Kailola, P.J. 1987 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List CAS14497. CAS28180. CAS29975. CAS30309. CAS34214. NTUM06758. NTUM07749. NTUM08405. SIO80-206b. SIO80-212i. SIO80-213b. SU49443. USNM00200233.  
Common Name Painted stinger 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with X-XI spines and 11-13 soft rays; Anal fin with II spines and 9-11. Dorsal spines more strong. Radial gray stripe parallel with rays Inside pectoral fin. With bladder. Body color variable, body side with gray oblique stripe. Caudal fin with gray color and dark edge.
habitats Inhabit demersal marine environment. Found in sheltered muddy estuaries to deep offshore in mud-sand habitats. Buries itself during the day in the substrate and is rarely observed, except when found by accident or at night. Maximum size 11cm TL. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, the Arafura Sea and Indonesia. 
Utility Not commercial food species.