Scientific Name
Scorpaenodes parvipinnis  
Scorpaenodes parvipinnis短翅小鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Garrett, 1864) Depth 1 - 46M
Chinese 短翅小鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 短翅小鮋 
Max Length 14 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World   Distribution in Taiwan South、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats   Holotype Locality Hawaiian Islands 
Synonyms Paronescodes asperrimus, Scorpaena parvipinnis, Scorpaenodes paruipinis, Scorpaenodes varipinnis, Scorpaenoides parvipinnis   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Garrett, A. 1864 Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Shinohara, G. 1998 
Specimen List ASIZP0055595. BPBMI23359. NMMBP02483. NMMBP02497. NMMBP03145. NTOUP201203-178. NTUM03438. RUSI35025. USNM00224552. USNM00224560. USNM00361028. USNM00361035. USNM00361037. USNM00361042. USNM00361133. USNM00361135.  
Common Name Shortfinned scorpionfish; Shortspined scorpionfish; Coral scorpionfish; Lowfin scorpionfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XIII spines and 8-10 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5-6 soft rays; pectoral fin with 17 soft rays. Dorsal fin spines extremely short, less than orbit. Posterior part of upper jaw scaled. Infraorbital spine with more than 10 spinules. Interorbital area and snout scaled; small spines at midline between tympanic spines frequently present; interorbital spines present; extra spines usually present on upper rear margin of eye after supraocular spine; dorsal spine, usually non longer than orbit diameter; body often covered with small skin flaps. Distinguished from other species of Scorpaenodes by having suborbital ridge with more than 5 spinous points, usually with 10 or more in adults.
habitats Inhabits reef-associated marine environment, in areas of rich coral growth from near shore to the outer reef slope, depth 3-49m. Cryptic. With venomous spines. Maximum size is 14cm. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea to the Marquesan and Tuamoto islands, north to the Ryukyu and Hawaiian islands, south to Lord Howe Island; throughout Micronesia. Taiwan: south. 
Utility Not commercial food speices, edible. Spines with venom.