Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Minous  
  Minous pusillus  Temminck & Schlegel, 1843 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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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 IX-XI spines and 9-11 soft rays; anal fin with II spines and 8-9 soft rays; pectoral fin with 12 soft rays; gill rakers 3-4+10-14=14-17. First dorsal spine longer than second, dorsal spines weak and hairy; caudal fin with 3-4 vertical small spots. Without bladder. Dorsal side with brown or gray stripe, abdomen white without stripe. 
Habitat: Found in sheltered bays, shallow inshore and probably ranging to deep offshore in mud-sand habitats. Buries itself during the day in the substrate and is rarely observed, except when found by accident or at night. Usually covered with hydroids. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: southern Japan south to Hong Kong, the Philippines and New Caledonia. 
Utility: Not commercial food species. 
Name Code: 382845
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