Scientific Name
Sebastapistes cyanostigma  
Sebastapistes cyanostigma黃斑鱗頭鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1856) Depth 2 - 72M
Chinese 黃斑鱗頭鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 黃斑鱗頭鮋 
Max Length 8 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 兩色鱗頭鮋、石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、North、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS.、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral  Holotype Locality Kajeli, Buru [Moluccas Islands, Indonesia, Ceram Sea, western Pacific] 
Synonyms Scorpaena albobrunnea, Scorpaena cyanostigma, Scorpaena kowiensis, Sebastapistes albobrunnea, Sebastapistes kowiensis   
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 
Specimen List ASIZP0055297. ASIZP0058667. ASIZP0059088. ASIZP0063619. CAS54267. NMMBP01139. NMMSTP00712. NMNSF01280. NTOUP201207-730. NTUM04572. SIO80-210. SIO80-211. USNM00224557. USNM00224565. USNM00224566. USNM00266099. USNM00266100. USNM00266103.  
Common Name Yellow-spotted scorpionfish; Yellowspotted scorpionfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XII spines and 9-10 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5 soft rays; pectoral fin with 16 soft rays; LLp 24-25. Spines on lower edge of lachrymal 4. No brown spots on soft fin, small blue-white spots on head and body. Head without dermal tentacle. Yellow and white spots on body; no dark bars on underside of head.
habitats Inhabits reef-associated marine environment; depth 2-30m. Found in reef crests with rich coral growth. Typically found among the branches of Pocillopora corals in surge areas of seaward reefs. Also observed between the branches of the fire coral
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Red Sea south to Port Alfred, South Africa and east to the Line Islands, north to Ryukyu Islands, south to Samoa and Australia; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility Not commercial food species, edible.