Scientific Name
Inimicus didactylus  
Inimicus didactylus雙指鬼鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Pallas, 1769) Depth 5 - 80M
Chinese 雙指鬼鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 雙指鬼鮋 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鬼虎魚、貓魚、魚虎、虎魚、石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North East、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality India Ocean 
Synonyms Scorpaena didactyla   
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)  Pallas, P. S. 1769 Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0058268. ASIZP0061848. ASIZP0061883. ASIZP0063376. ASIZP0067749. ASIZP0803510. ASIZP0900232. ASIZP0900267. ASIZP0913510. NMMBP04151.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Popeyed sea goblin; Spiny devilfish; Demon stinger; Bearded ghoul 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XV-XVII spines and 7-9 soft rays; Anal fin with II spines and 10-12 soft rays. Body colors highly variable and best identified by the patterns on the fins. Lower 2 pectoral rays are entirely free and used as "walking" legs and the inner face of the fin is brightly colored.
habitats Found on open sandy or silty substrates of lagoon and seaward reefs. Often buries itself and easily overlooked. Uses pectoral fins to startle predators and shows color during courtship. Feeds on small fishes and crustaceans. The venom of this fish can be  
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Thailand to Vanuatu, north to the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan and southeast China. 
Utility Not commercial food species, commercial aquarium species because of it's beautiful color.