Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Aploactinidae  
 Genus Erisphex  
  Erisphex pottii  (Steindachner, 1896) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Cocotropus pottiiEisphex achrurusErisphex potti  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal fin with X-XIII spines and 10-14 soft rays; anal fin with I spines and 11-13 soft rays; pelvic rays 11-13. Body ovoid and compressed, covered with velvety prickles. Preoperculum with 4 spines. Dorsal fin notched behind the 3rd spine. Body dark-brown with indefinite darker blotches. 
Habitat: Occurs in shallow waters on sand or mud bottoms. Processed into animal feeds and fertilizers. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: Japan (from Matsushima Bay and Niigata Prefecture southward) and southern coast of the Korean Peninsula. Recently reported from the Chesterfield Islands. 
Utility: Not commercial food species, rare aquarium species. 
Name Code: 382791
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 
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2020-08-02 U/L
 
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