Scientific Name
Taenianotus triacanthus  
Taenianotus triacanthus三棘帶鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Lacepède, 1802 Depth - M
Chinese 三棘帶鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 三棘帶鮋 
Max Length 10 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 三棘高身鮋、石狗公、玫瑰絨鮋、石頭魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、South、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Benthos  Holotype Locality no locality 
Synonyms Taenianothus triacanthus, Taenianotus citrinellus, Taeniatus triacanthus, Taenionotus triacanthus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Schultz, L.P. 1938 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 NMMSTP00023. NTUM03478.  
Common Name Paperfish; Sailfin leaf fish; Sailfin leaffish; Swayfish; Threespine scorpionfish; Leaffish; Leaf fish; Leaf 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; 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 changes with depth of habitat. Nocturnal behaviour and feed on small fish, shrimps, crabs. Other ecological behaviour is unclear. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: southern Japan and China south to Hong Kong and northern Taiwan. Taiwan: around Taiwan and islands. 
Utility Not commercial food species, edible. Spines with venom.