Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Inimicus  
  Inimicus didactylus  (Pallas, 1769) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Scorpaena didactyla  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 with XV-XVII spines and 7-9 soft rays; Anal fin with II spines and 10-12 soft rays. Body colors highly variable and best identified by the patterns on the fins. Lower 2 pectoral rays are entirely free and used as "walking" legs and the inner face of the fin is brightly colored. 
Habitat: Found on open sandy or silty substrates of lagoon and seaward reefs. Often buries itself and easily overlooked. Uses pectoral fins to startle predators and shows color during courtship. Feeds on small fishes and crustaceans. The venom of this fish can be  
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Thailand to Vanuatu, north to the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan and southeast China. 
Utility: Not commercial food species, commercial aquarium species because of it's beautiful color. 
Name Code: 382838
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