Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Parascorpaena  
  Parascorpaena mossambica  (Peters, 1855) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Scorpaena auritaScorpaena durbanensisScorpaena mossambicaSebastapistes mcadamsi  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Dorsal fin with XII spines and 9 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5 soft rays. This species has well developed supraocular tentacles and without black spot on the dorsal fin as it's special character. 
Habitat: Inhabits reef-associated marine environmentand areas with mixed sand and rubble in reef flats, shallow lagoons, and channels. Hides during the day, ventures out in the open at night; depth range - 18 m. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Society Islands, north to Izu Islands, south to Australia; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility: Not commercial food species. 
Name Code: 382856
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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