Scientific Name
Minous trachycephalus  
Minous trachycephalus粗首虎鮋
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Author (Bleeker, 1854) Depth 11 - 46M
Chinese 粗首虎鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 粗頭虎鮋 
Max Length 12 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鬼虎魚、貓魚、魚虎、虎魚、石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World Taiwan to Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Manado, Celebes [Sulawesi, Indonesia, Celebes Sea, western Pacific] 
Synonyms Aploactis trachycephalus, Minous inermis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. and P.J. Kailola, 1984 Trawled fishes of southern Indonesia and northwestern Australia. Australian Development Assistance Bureau, Australia, Directorate General of Fishes, Indonesia, and German Agency for Technical Coope  Bleeker, P. 1854 Thomas Gloerfelt-Tarp etc. 1984 Sainsbury, K.J. etc. 1985 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054779. NTUM01437. NTUM03418. NTUM03419. NTUM03584.  
Common Name Striped stingfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with X-XI spines and 8-10(10) soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 7-9 soft rays. Without bladder. Dorsal side brownish gray. abdomen side white. Most pectoral fin black, basement gray. Caudal fin with dark spot.
habitats Occurs over soft bottoms. Secretive species, usually found by accident. Buries itself in the sand during the day. Usually in shallow sheltered habitats with sparse seagrass beds. Sits on top of the sand at night. 
Distribution Inhabit demersal marine environment; depth range 11 - 46 m. 
Utility Not commercial food species.