Scientific Name
Minous quincarinatus  
Minous quincarinatus五脊虎鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Fowler, 1943) Depth - 100M
Chinese 五脊虎鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 白尾虎鮋 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 白尾鬼魚、貓魚、魚虎、虎魚、石狗公、雞毛、石頭魚 
Distribution in World Japan to Taiwan   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off northeastern point Yaku Shima, Japan, Albatross station D.4930, 30°12'N, 130°44'E, depth 84 fathoms 
Synonyms Minous inermis, Paraminous quincarinatus, Sebastes inermis   
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)  Henry W. Fowler 1943 Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057375. ASIZP0058708. ASIZP0062361. ASIZP0062362. ASIZP0063615. ASIZP0700055. ASIZP0700107. CAS30308. FRIP00692. FRIP21320. NMMBP03333. NMMBP03608. NMMBP04583. NMMBP04584. NMMBP04585. NMMSTP00795. NTOU-AE6115. NTOU-AE6184. NTOU-AE6185. NTUM00034Paratype. NTUM05140. NTUM07750. RUSI38438. SIO80-207f. SIO80-214b. SIO80-217c.  
Common Name Stonefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with VIII-IX spines and 12-14 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 8-10 soft rays; pectoral fin with 12 soft rays; gill rakers 3-4+8-12=11-16. First dorsal spine equal to second one. Caudal fin without dark horizontal stripe, dorsal fin without black spot; pectoral fin with dark stripes parallel with fin. Without bladder. Body color variable, first four dorsal spines dark on the edge, front of anal fin black, base of pectoral fin white.
habitats Inhabit demersal marine environment, found in the shelf edge on sandy mud bottom. MAximum size 15 cm TL. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: southern Japan to Taiwan. 
Utility Not commercial food species.