Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Dendrochirus  
  Dendrochirus biocellatus  (Fowler, 1938) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Nemapterois biocellataNemapterois biocellatus  details
Citation:
臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno and T. Yoshino, 1984. The fishes of the Japanese Archipelago. Vol. 1. Tokai University Press, Tokyo, Japan. 437 p. (text)
Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Fishbase(2008)
Character: Dorsal fin wiht XIII spines and 9 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5 soft rays; pectoral fin with 20-21; pelvic with I spines and 5 soft rays; lateral line scales 47-48; gill raker 5+1+9-11=15-17. soft dorsal fin with 2 or rarely 3 ocellate black spots on the upper part, spots ringed in yellow. Mid-dorsal spines shorter than body depth. The only species of Dendrochirus with a pair of distinct ocelli on the soft-rayed dorsal fin. 
Habitat: An uncommon inhabitant of clear waters rich in corals to depths of 40 m or more. Secretive and usually observed at night. During the day in caves and sponges, and usually well out of sight. Venomous spines. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Mauritius, Reunion, Maldives and Sri Lanka to the Society Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Scott Reef; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility: Not commercial food species, edible. Common aquarium species. 
Name Code: 382830
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