Scientific Name
Trachicephalus uranoscopus  
Trachicephalus uranoscopus瞻星粗頭鮋
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Author (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) Depth 2 - 25M
Chinese 瞻星粗頭鮋 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 鮋科 Economic Fish No 
Family F304 Scorpaenidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 瞻星粗頭鮋 
Max Length 8.5 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 鰧頭鮋、石狗公、石頭魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South West 
Habitats Coral、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality Tranquebar [Tharangambadi, Tamil Nadu State, India, Indian Ocean] 
Synonyms Polycaulus uranoscopus, Synanceia uranoscopa   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List
Common Name Stonefish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Mouth superior, small eyes on top of head, head with bony ridges and spines, dorsal and anal fins covered by leathery skin and connected to caudal peduncle by membranes, pelvic fins joined to skin of belly. With venomous spines.
habitats Inhabit demersal brackish and marine environement; mud bottoms in estuaries; carnivore in sandy or muddy coastal areas, including estuaries. Maximum size to 12.5 cm. The speciman of Taiwan maximum size 8.5 cm. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: India to Indonesia, north to Hong Kong and southern China.  
Utility Not commercial food species.