Scientific Name
Pontinus tentacularis  
Pontinus tentacularis觸手冠海鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Fowler, 1938) Depth - M
Chinese 觸手冠海鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 觸手冠海鮋 
Max Length 18 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 觸手鮋、石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West 
Habitats   Holotype Locality Off Point Tagolo Light, northern Mindanao and vicinity, Philippines [Bohol Sea], 8°47'N, 123°31'15 
Synonyms Nemapontinus tentacularis, Pontius tentacularis, Sebastes nematophthalmus, Sebastichthys nematophthalmus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Fowler, H. W. 1938 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0057404. ASIZP0073663. FRIP20058. FRIP21383. FRIP21591. NMMBP00723. NMMBP00726. NMMBP02717. NTUM03857. SIO80-229. SIO80-235b.  
Common Name Stonefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XII spines and 9-10 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5 soft rays; pectoral fin with 16-17 soft rays. This species named after it's supraocular tentacle like cirrus. Body color reddish, each fin with reddish spot.
habitats Inhabit demersal marine environment; depth range 170 - 600 m. Other information is unclear yet. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Mauritius and Reunion to the Philippines and Taiwan. 
Utility Not commercial food species.