Scientific Name
Parascorpaena picta  
Parascorpaena picta花彩圓鱗鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1829) Depth - M
Chinese 花彩圓鱗鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 花彩圓鱗鮋 
Max Length 16 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 圓鱗鮋、石狗公、紅雞仔、獅甕 
Distribution in World   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats   Holotype Locality Java, Indonesia 
Synonyms Parascorpaena aurita, Prascorpaena picta, Scorpaena picta   
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 NMMBP06095. NTOU-AE6192. NTOU-AE6193. NTUM03858.  
Common Name Painted scorpionfish; Northern scorpionfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XII spines and 9 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 4-5 soft rays; pectoral fin with 15-17 soft rays. Suborbital with two spines; first spine under postorbital, second postorbital.
habitats Inhabits reef-associated marine environment; littoral rocky bottom, and in protected bays on silty substrates among debris. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Taiwan, Shark Bay, Australia northward. 
Utility Not commercial food species.