Scientific Name
Hoplosebastes armatus  
Hoplosebastes armatus棘鮋
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Author Schmidt, 1929 Depth 100 - 200M
Chinese 棘鮋 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 棘鮋 
Max Length 13 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan PonFu 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Hoplosebastes pristigenys   
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)  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 NTUM00030Paratype. NTUM03855. SIO80-213g. SIO80-214e. SIO80-215h. SIO80-218b.  
Common Name Stonefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XIII spines and 9 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 6 soft rays; pectoral fin with 17-18 soft rays; lateral line scales 24-26. Anal fin with only two spines, body is red color with six dark reddish band. Eyes with 3-4 radial band.
habitats Inhabits demersal marine environment. Found on the shelf edge region. Maximum size is 13 cm. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: Japan, Taiwan and the East China Sea. 
Utility Not commercial fish species, edible.