Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Taenianotus  
  Taenianotus triacanthus  Lacepède, 1802 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Taenianothus triacanthusTaenianotus citrinellusTaeniatus triacanthusTaenionotus triacanthus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Dorsal fin with XII spines and 8-10(9) soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5 soft rays; LLp 23-25; gill rakers 5-6+7-10=13-16. This genus differs from Scorpaena in lacking palatine teeth. Body color and markings show considerable variation. About one-fourth of eye projecting above dorsal profile of head; interorbital space hemispherical when viewed from front, and not deep, the maximum depth contained more than 3 times in orbit diameter; fourth or fifth dorsal spines usually longest (2.6-3.15 in head length); first dorsal spine 1.7-2.1 in second spine; snout length 2.8-3.05 in head length. 
Habitat: Inhabits demersal marine environment, depth 3-91m. Body color changes with depth of habitat. Nocturnal behaviour and feed on small fish, shrimps, crabs. Other ecological behaviour is unclear. 
Distribution: Northwest Pacific: southern Japan and China south to Hong Kong and northern Taiwan. Taiwan: around Taiwan and islands. 
Utility: Not commercial food species, edible. Spines with venom. 
Name Code: 382896
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