Scientific Name
Neomerinthe rotunda  
Neomerinthe rotunda鈍吻新棘鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Chen, 1981 Depth 50 - 295M
Chinese 鈍吻新棘鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 鈍吻新棘鮋 
Max Length 9.4 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Kaohsiung, 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 ASIZP0700056. CAS42139Holotype. CAS42140Paratype. NMMBP03318. NMMSTP00977.  
Common Name Stonefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XII spines and 8-9 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5 soft rays; pectoral fin with 18 soft rays. This species similar with Neomerinthe rufessens which not appear around Taiwan. The snout of this species more protrude, and without posttemporal spines.
habitats Inhabit bathydemersal marine environment; depth range 225 - 295 m. Maximum size 6.1cm SL. Other imformation is unclear yet. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific, Taiwan. 
Utility Not commercial food species.