Scientific Name
Dendrochirus biocellatus  
Dendrochirus biocellatus雙眼斑短鰭簑鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Fowler, 1938) Depth 1 - 40M
Chinese 雙眼斑短鰭簑鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 雙斑短鰭簑鮋 
Max Length 12 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 雙眼斑多臂簑鮋、獅子魚、海象魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、ShaoLiuChew、Tung Sa IS.、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Jolo Light, Philippines [Jolo Island, Sulu Sea, western Pacific], 6°04'20"N, 120°59'20"E, Albatross station D.5136, depth 22 fathoms 
Synonyms Nemapterois biocellata, Nemapterois biocellatus   
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)  Fowler, H. W. 1938 Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0054975. ASIZP0057317. ASIZP0074580. NMMBP03326. NMMSTP00185.  
Common Name Ocellated lionfish; Twinspot lionfish; Twospot turkeyfish; Bantol; Double-ocellated scorpionfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin wiht XIII spines and 9 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5 soft rays; pectoral fin with 20-21; pelvic with I spines and 5 soft rays; lateral line scales 47-48; gill raker 5+1+9-11=15-17. soft dorsal fin with 2 or rarely 3 ocellate black spots on the upper part, spots ringed in yellow. Mid-dorsal spines shorter than body depth. The only species of Dendrochirus with a pair of distinct ocelli on the soft-rayed dorsal fin.
habitats An uncommon inhabitant of clear waters rich in corals to depths of 40 m or more. Secretive and usually observed at night. During the day in caves and sponges, and usually well out of sight. Venomous spines. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Mauritius, Reunion, Maldives and Sri Lanka to the Society Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Scott Reef; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility Not commercial food species, edible. Common aquarium species.