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
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)
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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