Scientific Name
Pterois radiata  
Pterois radiata輻紋簑鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Cuvier, 1829 Depth - M
Chinese 輻紋簑鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 輻紋簑鮋 
Max Length 24 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 軸紋簑鮋、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 East、West、South、North、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、Greeb IS. 
Habitats   Holotype Locality Otaïti [Tahiti, Society Islands, French Polynesia, South Pacific] 
Synonyms Pteropterus radiata, Pteropterus radiatus   
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 ASIZP0055046. ASIZP0056910. ASIZP0057742. ASIZP0059447. ASIZP0059567. BPBMI23384. NMMBP02467. NTUM03465. NTUM03466. NTUM08393. NTUM08399. USNM00361021. USNM00361029. USNM00361044.  
Common Name Radial firefish; Scorpion radiata; Tailbar lionfish; Whitefin lionfish; Clearfin turkeyfish; Clearfin lionfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XII-XIII spines and 10-12 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5-6 soft rays. Reddish to brownish and with 5-6 broad dark bars on body separated by pale lines; horizontal dark area on caudal peduncle. Only species of Pterois that lacks markings between its vertical fin rays and has a pair of horizontal white stripes at base of its tail.
habitats Inhabit reef-associated marine environment; depth range 1 - 30 m. A generally uncommon species that inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs. Prefers rocky reefs and seems to avoid stony corals. Coastal, sometimes in surge zones where in narrow crevices, or alon 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea southward to Sodwana Bay in South Africa and eastward to the Society Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. Records from the Mascarene Islands lack verification and are probably based on  
Utility Not commercial food species; edible, common aquarium species.