Scientific Name
Scorpaenopsis possi  
Scorpaenopsis possi波氏擬鮋
by: ©Winterbottom, Richard
Author Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001 Depth 23 - 26M
Chinese 波氏擬鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 波氏擬鮋 
Max Length 19.4 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 博氏石狗公、石獅子、虎魚、石崇、石狗公、沙薑虎、石降、過溝仔、臭頭格仔、石頭魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Pitcairn Island, 25°4'S, 130°6'E, southern side off McCoy, South Pacific, depth 23-26 meters 
Specimen List ASIZP0055049. ASIZP0057730. ASIZP0059556. ASIZP0060749Paratype. ASIZP0074453. ASIZP0075265. BPBMI38825Paratype. CAS54209.  
Common Name Stonefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays XII,9; anal rays III,5; all soft dorsal and anal rays branched, the last to base; pectoral rays 17; pelvic fins I,5. Lateral-line scales 21-23; longitudinal scales series 43-50; gill rakers 4-5+9-10; body depth 2.6-3.05 in SL; head length 2.3-2.35 in SL; snout length 3.05-3.2 in head length; orbit diameter 4.7-5.8 in head. An extra spine anterior to each tympanic spine, joined by a low ridge to postocular spine (absent in juveniles and southwest Pacific specimens from Fiji to southern Great Barrier Reef). Supraocular tentacles of adults absent or very small.
habitats Inhabits demersal marine environment, other ecological behaviour is unclear, yet. The new species published in 2001. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to Guam, Palau, Polynesia in Micronesia. Taiwan: a specieman sampled in south Taiwan. 
Utility Not commercial food species.