Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Pterois  
  Pterois antennata  (Bloch, 1787) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Pseudomonopterus antennatusPteropterus antennataScorpaena antennata  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Dorsal fin with XIII spines and 11-12 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 6 soft rays. Reddish to tan with many dark bars on body; median fins with scattered dark spots; tentacle above eye long and with dark bands. Adults with bluish black blotches near the base of the pectoral fins. 
Habitat: Occurs in lagoon and seaward reefs. Hides in crevices under rocks and coral formations during the day and hunts at night. Typically with head towards the safety of their hide-out or narrow passage. Feeds on shrimps and crabs. Venomous and capable of infli 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to Marquesan and Mangaréva islands, Taiwan, north to southern Japan, south to Queensland, Australia and Kermadec and Austral islands; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility: Not commercial food species; edible, commercial aquarium species. 
Name Code: 382862
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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