Scientific Name
Dendrochirus bellus  
Dendrochirus bellus赤斑短鰭簑鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925) Depth 10 - 200M
Chinese 赤斑短鰭簑鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 美麗短鰭簑鮋 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 赤斑多臂簑鮋、獅子魚 
Distribution in World Japan to Taiwan   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Misaki, Japan 
Synonyms Brachirus bellus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);Fishbase(2008)  Jordan, D.S. etc. 1925 Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0061839. ASIZP0061861. ASIZP0061874. ASIZP0066040. ASIZP0800601. ASIZP0900223. ASIZP0910601. CAS15171. CAS15207. CAS28177. CAS30583. CAS34217. CAS40236. FRIP00141. NMMBP00725. NMMBP05181. NMMBP05359. NTMP0921. NTOU-AE6194. NTUM02117. NTUM02334. NTUM07696. NTUM07699. SIO80-212d. SIO80-213c. SIO80-214c. SIO80-215c. SU49440. SU49441.  
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100%
Common Name Lionfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XIII spines and 8-9 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5 soft rays; pectoral fin with 17-18 soft rays; lateral line 24-26; gill rakers 13-16. Resembles species of Pterois in general appearance, but distinguishable from them by the branched upper rays of pectoral fin, and the lower jaw without serrated ridges and scales. Free lachrymal margin provided with short flap less than 2 times eye diameter. Supraorbital flap small or lacking. Anal fin with 3 spines. Caudal fin rounded.
habitats Attains about 15 cm SL. Found on the sublittoral zone Lives on sandy mud or gravel bottom. Sometimes taken by trawl net. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: southern Japan and Taiwan. Reported from Malaysia 
Utility Not commercial fishery species.