Scientific Name
Scorpaenodes kelloggi  
Scorpaenodes kelloggi克氏小鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Jenkins, 1903) Depth 1 - 24M
Chinese 克氏小鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 克氏小鮋 
Max Length 5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World   Distribution in Taiwan South、LanI Is.、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats   Holotype Locality Honolulu, Oahu Island, Hawaiian Islands 
Synonyms Sebastopsis kelloggi   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0060617. ASIZP0062425. ASIZP0062426. NTUM08408. USNM00224553. USNM00224561. USNM00361053.  
Common Name Dwarf scorpionfish; Kellogg's scorpionfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XIII spines and 7-8 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5 soft rays; pectoral fin with 18-20(19) soft rays. With spotted caudal fin; 3-4 spinous points on suborbital ridge and also is distinguishable charactor of this species; interorbital spines present; no small spines at midline between tympanic spines. No dark blotch on suboperculum, length of 2nd anal fin spine equal to or short than 1/2 of the head length. Posteroventral corner of 1st infraorbital bone round, not spinous.
habitats Inhabits reef-associated marine environment. Occurs in coralline areas from near shore to the outer reef slope at a depth of at least 24 m. Nocturnal feed on small fish, shrimps, crabs. With venomous spines. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian, Line, and Society islands, north to Taiwan, south to northern Australia; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility Not commercial food species, edible; venomous spine.