Scientific Name
Phenacoscorpius megalops  
Phenacoscorpius megalops菲律賓偽大眼鮋
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author Fowler, 1938 Depth 68 - 622M
Chinese 菲律賓偽大眼鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 菲律賓偽大眼鮋 
Max Length 4 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 大眼鮋、石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats   Holotype Locality 27 miles southeast of Bagatao Island Light, between Burias and Luzon, Philippines [Burias Pass, Sibuyan Sea, western Pacific], 12°54'40 
Synonyms Scorpaenopsis stigma   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Fowler, H. W. 1938 Paulin, C. D., A. Stewart, C. D. Roberts etc. 1989 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0066327. ASIZP0801524. ASIZP0911524. CAS47299. NTUM03863.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Stonefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XII spines and 9 soft rays; anal fin with III spines 5 soft rays. Lachrymal bone consisting of 2 spines over maxillary, first as a broad lobe, second as a broad spine pointing down; well marked suborbital ridge with 5 or 6 or more spines; second preopercle spine small or absent. Distinguished from other Hawaiian scorpionfishes by having only the anterior 4 or 5 tubed lateral line scales present, with the remainder of the lateral line absent; and presence of large melanophores on the caudal peduncle.
habitats Inhabit bathydemersal marine environment; depth range 68 - 622 m. Feeds on small fishes and crustaceans. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Philippines, Taiwan, the East Indies and Hawaii and New Zealand. 
Utility Not commercial food species.