Scientific Name
Pterois antennata  
Pterois antennata觸角簑鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bloch, 1787) Depth 1 - 50M
Chinese 觸角簑鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 觸角簑鮋 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 獅子魚、長獅、魔鬼、國公、石狗敢、虎魚、雞公、紅虎、火烘、石頭魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral  Holotype Locality Ambon Island, Moluccas Islands, Indonesia 
Synonyms Pseudomonopterus antennatus, Pteropterus antennata, Scorpaena antennata   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Smith, M. M. etc. 1986 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0057316. ASIZP0059074. ASIZP0059571. ASIZP0059601. ASIZP0072229. ASIZP0700057. ASIZP0804882. ASIZP0914882. BPBMI8670. CAS65998. NMMBP05069. NMMBP05070. NMMBP05071. NMMBP05534. NMMSTP00063. NMNSF00513. RUSI34963. RUSI35102.  
Common Name Ragged-finned firefish; Ragged-finned lion fish; Rough-scaled firefish; Scorpion miles; Spotfish lion fish; Spotfin lionfish; Banded lionfish; Broadbarred firefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XIII spines and 11-12 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 6 soft rays. Reddish to tan with many dark bars on body; median fins with scattered dark spots; tentacle above eye long and with dark bands. Adults with bluish black blotches near the base of the pectoral fins.
habitats Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs. Hides in crevices under rocks and coral formations during the day and hunts at night. Typically with head towards the safety of their hide-out or narrow passage. Feeds on shrimps and crabs. Venomous and capable of infli 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Marquesan and Mangaréva islands, Taiwan, north to southern Japan, south to Queensland, Australia and Kermadec and Austral islands; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility Not commercial food species; edible, commercial aquarium species.