Scientific Name
Parascorpaena mossambica  
Parascorpaena mossambica莫三比克圓鱗鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Peters, 1855) Depth 1 - 20M
Chinese 莫三比克圓鱗鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 莫三比克圓鱗鮋 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 莫三鼻克圓鱗鮋、石狗公、紅雞仔、獅甕 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral  Holotype Locality Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1855; ref. 3449] Ibo, 12°S, Mozambique [western Indian Ocean] 
Synonyms Scorpaena aurita, Scorpaena durbanensis, Scorpaena mossambica, Sebastapistes mcadamsi   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Randall, J. E., G. R. Allen etc. 1990 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0056547. ASIZP0057601. ASIZP0058349. ASIZP0058987. ASIZP0061392. ASIZP0063470. ASIZP0063471. BPBMI19559. BPBMI23101. NMMBP01076. NMMBP01175. NMMBP02613. NMMBP03006. NMMBP05095. NMMBP05096. NMMSTP00400. NTMP0063. NTOUP201203-060. NTUM03859. RUSI35100. SIO80-236b. USNM00218672. USNM00265910. USNM00265911. USNM00265932. USNM00265933. USNM00265934. USNM00265935. USNM00265937. USNM00265938. USNM00265939. USNM00265940. USNM00265942. USNM00265944. USNM00265945. USNM00265947. USNM00265948. ...List all 37 records... 
Common Name Golden scorpionfish; Mozambique scorpionfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XII spines and 9 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5 soft rays. This species has well developed supraocular tentacles and without black spot on the dorsal fin as it's special character.
habitats Inhabits reef-associated marine environmentand areas with mixed sand and rubble in reef flats, shallow lagoons, and channels. Hides during the day, ventures out in the open at night; depth range - 18 m. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Society Islands, north to Izu Islands, south to Australia; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility Not commercial food species.