Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Pterois  
  Pterois radiata  Cuvier, 1829 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Pteropterus radiataPteropterus radiatus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Dorsal fin with XII-XIII spines and 10-12 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5-6 soft rays. Reddish to brownish and with 5-6 broad dark bars on body separated by pale lines; horizontal dark area on caudal peduncle. Only species of Pterois that lacks markings between its vertical fin rays and has a pair of horizontal white stripes at base of its tail. 
Habitat: Inhabit reef-associated marine environment; depth range 1 - 30 m. A generally uncommon species that inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs. Prefers rocky reefs and seems to avoid stony corals. Coastal, sometimes in surge zones where in narrow crevices, or alon 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea southward to Sodwana Bay in South Africa and eastward to the Society Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, south to New Caledonia; throughout Micronesia. Records from the Mascarene Islands lack verification and are probably based on  
Utility: Not commercial food species; edible, common aquarium species. 
Name Code: 382865
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