Scientific Name
Neomerinthe procurva  
Neomerinthe procurva曲背新棘鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Chen, 1981 Depth 20 - 920M
Chinese 曲背新棘鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 新棘鮋 
Max Length 14.1 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Ta-chi [Daxi], northeastern Taiwan 
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999);Fishbase(2008);Chen, L. C. (1981) Scorpaenid fishes of Taiwan. Q. J. Taiwan Mus. (Taipei) v. 34 (nos. 1/2): 1-60  Chen, L. C. 1981 Thomas Gloerfelt-Tarp etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Carpenter, K. E. etc. 1999 
Specimen List ASIZP0058367. ASIZP0060032. ASIZP0061013. ASIZP0061403. ASIZP0061415. ASIZP0061419. ASIZP0061436. ASIZP0062363. ASIZP0062364. ASIZP0063640. ASIZP0063653. ASIZP0065767. ASIZP0065838. ASIZP0065971. ASIZP0066365. ASIZP0070450. ASIZP0070705. ASIZP0075150. ASIZP0800709. ASIZP0801154. ASIZP0801155. ASIZP0806626. ASIZP0901248. ASIZP0910709. ASIZP0911154. ASIZP0911155. ASIZP0916626. CAS211487. CAS42141Paratype. CAS47306Holotype. NMMBP02573. NTUM07751. SIO80-212q. SIO80-223c.  
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2014-10-30,Kwang-Tsao Shao,CO1,100%
Common Name Stonefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XII spines and 9 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5 soft rays; pectoral fin with 18-20(19) soft rays. suborbital ridge with 4 spines, 4 reopercular spines. The 3rd dorsal spines longest, lower jaw not protrude.
habitats Inhabit demersal marine environment; depth range 20 - 920 m. Other information unclear yet. 
Distribution Western Pacific: Indonesia and Taiwan. 
Utility Not commercial food species.