Scientific Name
Scorpaenodes guamensis  
Scorpaenodes guamensis關島小鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824) Depth 0 - 5M
Chinese 關島小鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 關島小鮋 
Max Length 14 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石狗公、石頭魚、虎魚(臺東) 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats   Holotype Locality Guam, Mariana Islands [western Pacific] 
Synonyms Scorpaena guamensis, Scorpaena polylepis, Scorpaenodes guamnsis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Goren, M. etc. 1983 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0055173. ASIZP0055298. ASIZP0057367. ASIZP0057722. ASIZP0057723. ASIZP0057724. ASIZP0057725. ASIZP0057726. ASIZP0057727. ASIZP0057728. ASIZP0057729. ASIZP0057736. ASIZP0058363. ASIZP0058364. ASIZP0060753. ASIZP0062048. ASIZP0063478. ASIZP0063564. ASIZP0063574. ASIZP0064922. ASIZP0065734. ASIZP0071189. ASIZP0073181. ASIZP0073574. ASIZP0074513. ASIZP0075125. ASIZP0078426. ASIZP0800250. ASIZP0800886. ASIZP0805606. ASIZP0806123. ASIZP0807265. ASIZP0910250. ASIZP0910886. ASIZP0915606. ASIZP0916123. ASIZP0916819. ...List all 101 records... 
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2011-07-30,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2016-01-26,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,98%
Common Name Guam scorpionfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XIII spines and 8-9 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 4-5 soft rays; first pectoral fin with 18-19 soft rays; second pectoral fin with I spines and 5 soft rays. vertical scale rows 42-44. Small scorpion fish. Identified by the striped fins, radial lines around the eye, second anal fin spine less than 50 % of head length, a dark blotch on the posterior part of the gills operculum.
habitats Inhabits reef-associated marine environment, depth 0-5 m. Found in rock crevices in reef flats, shallow lagoons, and channels. Usually caught in intertidal zone. Nocturnal feeds on small fish, shrimps, crabs, and polychaetes. With Venomous spines. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Pitcairn group, north to Izu Islands, south to New South Wales, Australia. Throughout Micronesia Taiwan: around Taiwan. 
Utility Not commercial food species, edible.