Scientific Name
Scorpaenopsis cirrosa  
Scorpaenopsis cirrosa鬚擬鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Thunberg, 1793) Depth 3 - 91M
Chinese 鬚擬鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 鬚擬鮋 
Max Length 23.1 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 鬼石狗公、石獅子、虎魚、石崇、石狗公、沙薑虎、石降、過溝仔、臭頭格仔 
Distribution in World   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral  Holotype Locality Miyake-jima Island, Izu Islands, Japan 
Synonyms Dendroscorpaena cirrhosa, Perca cirrosa, Scorpaena cirrhosa, Scorpaena izensis, Scorpaena leonina, Scorpaenopsis cirrhosa, Scorpaenopsis cirrhosus, Scorpaeopsis cirrhosa   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Randall, J. E. etc. 2001 
Specimen List ASIZP0056944. ASIZP0058506. ASIZP0059375. ASIZP0059678. ASIZP0062423. ASIZP0062424. ASIZP0065025. ASIZP0074810. ASIZP0700295. ASIZP0802524. ASIZP0802639. ASIZP0912524. FRIP01009. FRIP03089. FRIP20224. FRIP21038. FRIP21202. FRIP21230. FRIP21481. FRIP22002. FRIP22120. NMMBP00729. NMMBP02735. NMMBP03165. NMMSTP00700. NMNSF00116. NMNSF00415. NMNSF00961. NTMP0903. NTMP1153. NTMP1278. NTUM01429. NTUM03430. NTUM03437. NTUM03476. NTUM03488. NTUM03489. ...List all 42 records... 
Common Name Scorpionfish; Weedy scorpionfish; Weedy stingfish; Frilly scorpionfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XII spines and 8-10(9) soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5 soft rays; pectoral fin with 17-18 soft rays; LLp 23-25; gill rakers 5-6+7-10=13-16. This genus differs from Scorpaena in lacking palatine teeth. Body color and markings show considerable variation. About one-fourth of eye projecting above dorsal profile of head; interorbital space hemispherical when viewed from front, and not deep, the maximum depth contained more than 3 times in orbit diameter; fourth or fifth dorsal spines usually longest (2.6-3.15 in head length); first dorsal spine 1.7-2.1 in second spine; snout length 2.8-3.05 in head length.
habitats Inhabits demersal marine environment; depth 3-91m. Body color will variate with depth and environment. Maximum size 23.1cm SL. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: southern Japan and China south to Hong Kong and northern Taiwan. Taiwan: sea around Taiwan, islands. 
Utility Not commercial food species, edible. Spines with venom.