Scientific Name
Scorpaenopsis ramaraoi  
Scorpaenopsis ramaraoi拉氏擬鮋
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Randall & Eschmeyer, 2001 Depth 1 - 60M
Chinese 拉氏擬鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 拉氏擬鮋 
Max Length 16.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石獅子、虎魚、石崇、石狗公、沙薑虎、石降、過溝仔、臭頭格仔、石頭魚 
Distribution in World   Distribution in Taiwan South、North 
Habitats   Holotype Locality Off Hikkaduwa, 1/2 mile offshore, Sri Lanka, depth 10-12 meters 
Reference   Randall, J. E. etc. 2001 Hiroyuki Motomura 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0057731. ASIZP0059681. ASIZP0060750Paratype. ASIZP0060758. ASIZP0063589. ASIZP0064968. ASIZP0800231. ASIZP0910231. BPBMI23066. CAS54194.  
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 17-19 soft rays; lateral-line scales 22-24; longitudinal scales series 45-49; gill rakers 5+8-10; body depth 2.6-3.15 in SL; head length 2.2-2.4 in SL; snout length 3.2-3.45 in head length. Distinct median interorbital ridge. No extra spine anterior to each tympanic spine; occipital pit shallow, not quadrangular. Ridge above anterior lacrimal spine with a pointed tip. Upper opercular spine single, narrow and without a median ridge. Space between opercular spines without ridges. Supraocular tentacle well-developed.
habitats Inhabits demersal marine environment, depth 1-90m. Many specimens have been collected by trawls at depth up to 60m. However the species also occurs in shallow water. One was speared by John Randall in only 1m on silty sand near an isolated rock off Manado 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Pakistan and Sri Lanka to New Britain, Taiwan, Papua New Guinea. Taiwan: three specimens collected in south Taiwan. 
Utility Not commercial food species.