Scientific Name
Minous pusillus  
Minous pusillus細鰭虎鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Temminck & Schlegel, 1843 Depth 30 - 110M
Chinese 細鰭虎鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 絲棘虎鮋 
Max Length 7.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鬼虎魚、貓魚、魚虎、虎魚、石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World Japan to Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Coral、Benthos、Estuary、Coastal  Holotype Locality Sea of Japan 
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 
Specimen List AMNH90069. ASIZP0055473. ASIZP0060211. ASIZP0061499. ASIZP0061699. ASIZP0900147. ASIZP0900148. CAS14492. CAS14493. CAS28181. CAS30311. CAS34215. FRIP00691. NMMBP02082. NMMBP02450. NTUM07866. SIO80-212o. SIO80-213e. SIO80-216b.  
Common Name Dwarf stingfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with IX-XI spines and 9-11 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 8-9 soft rays; pectoral fin with 12 soft rays; gill rakers 3-4+10-14=14-17. First dorsal spine longer than second, dorsal spines weak and hairy; caudal fin with 3-4 vertical small spots. Without bladder. Dorsal side with brown or gray stripe, abdomen white without stripe.
habitats Found in sheltered bays, shallow inshore and probably ranging to deep offshore in mud-sand habitats. Buries itself during the day in the substrate and is rarely observed, except when found by accident or at night. Usually covered with hydroids. 
Distribution Western Pacific: southern Japan south to Hong Kong, the Philippines and New Caledonia. 
Utility Not commercial food species.