Scientific Name
Sebastiscus tertius  
Sebastiscus tertius三色石狗公
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Barsukov & Chen, 1978) Depth 60 - 940M
Chinese 三色石狗公 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 三色菖鮋 
Max Length 37 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 石狗公、石頭魚、凸目仔(北部) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan West、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Coral  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Sebastes tertius   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  Barsukov, V. V. etc. 1978 Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0061696. ASIZP0063519. ASIZP0063641. ASIZP0069742. ASIZP0071632. ASIZP0073218. ASIZP0803258. ASIZP0805693. ASIZP0900144. ASIZP0913258. ASIZP0915693. MTP0153. NMMBP04946. NMNSF00666. NMNSF01583. NTUM07678. SIO75-482d. SIO75-499.  
Common Name Stonefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with XI-XIII spines and 11-12 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5-6 soft rays; pectoral fin with 18-20 soft rays; lateral line scales 49-54; gill rakers 7-9+23-27; vertebras 10+15. Closely related to S. marmoratus, but differs in having usually 19 pectoral rays, thin unbranched pectoral rays, a larger number of gill rakers, and a pinkish body, sometimes with greenish markings on dorsal part of head.
habitats Inhabits demersal marine environment, found in the sublittoral zone, on rock bottom. Viviparous. Attains about 37 cm SL. This species was described as new by Barsukov and Chen (1978). It was said that the specimens were a deep sea type of S. marmoratus 
Distribution Western Pacific: Miyagi Prefecture in Japan to the East China Sea and the southern Korean Peninsula. Also a first record in Indonesian waters. 
Utility Not commercial food species, edible.