Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Minous  
  Minous pictus  Günther, 1880 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Kailola, P.J., 1987. The fishes of Papua New Guinea: a revised and annotated checklist. Vol. II Scorpaenidae to Callionymidae. Research Bulletin No. 41, Research Section, Dept. of Fisheries and Marine Resources, Papua New Guinea
Character: Dorsal fin with X-XI spines and 11-13 soft rays; Anal fin with II spines and 9-11. Dorsal spines more strong. Radial gray stripe parallel with rays Inside pectoral fin. With bladder. Body color variable, body side with gray oblique stripe. Caudal fin with gray color and dark edge. 
Habitat: Inhabit demersal marine environment. Found in sheltered muddy estuaries to deep offshore in mud-sand habitats. Buries itself during the day in the substrate and is rarely observed, except when found by accident or at night. Maximum size 11cm TL. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Papua New Guinea, Taiwan, the Arafura Sea and Indonesia. 
Utility: Not commercial food species. 
Name Code: 382844
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