Scientific Name
Scorpaenodes evides
Scorpaenodes evides日本小鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Jordan & Thompson, 1914) Depth 2 - 30M
Chinese 日本小鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish Yes 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 日本小鮋 
Max Length 11 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 淺海小鮋、石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、North、North East、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral  Holotype Locality Misaki, Japan [Western North Pacific] 
Synonyms Scorpaenodes littoralis, Scorpaenoides littoralis, Sebastella littoralis, Thysanichthys evides   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Tanaka, S. 1917 Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0057366. ASIZP0058502. ASIZP0058888. ASIZP0059165. ASIZP0063590. ASIZP0069377. ASIZP0072775. ASIZP0805448. ASIZP0915448. BPBMI23102. NMMBP03301. NMMSTP00145. NTMP0197. NTOUP201207-600. NTOUP201207-615. NTOUP201207-619. NTOUP201207-640. NTOUP201207-667. NTOUP201207-672. NTUM03434. NTUM03435. NTUM03440. NTUM03445. NTUM03479. NTUM03480. SIO80-237. USNM00224554. USNM00266431. USNM00361031.  
Common Name Cheekspot scorpionfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XIIII(rarely XIII) spines and 9 soft rays; anal fin III spines 5 soft rays; pectoral fin with 17-19(18) soft rays. Sub opercle with a dark spot as diagnostic. Dorsal fin spines long, longest one longer than orbit. Suborbital ridge with single row of 3 spines; interorbital spines usually present, sometimes not well marked; small spines at midline between tympanic spines sometimes present.
habitats Inhabits reef associated marine environment, usually rocky or coral areas and cavesSpecimens have been collected from deep reefs off Natal, South Africa. Nocturnal feed on small fish, shrimps, crabs. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: known from scattered localities. 
Utility Not commercial food species, edible.