Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Pterois  
  Pterois volitans  (Linnaeus, 1758) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Gasterosteus volitans  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Dorsal fin with XIII spines and 10-11 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 6-7 soft rays. Scales cycloid. Variable in color, usually in relation to habitat. Coastal species generally darker, sometimes almost black in estuaries. Often with large tentacles above eyes. 
Habitat: Inhabits lagoon and seaward reefs from turbid inshore areas to depths of 50 m. Hides in unexposed places at daytime often with head down and practically immobile. Pelagic juveniles expatriate over great distances and the reason for their broad geographica 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: western Australia and Malaysia to the Marquesan Islands and Oeno (Pitcairn group) and Taiwan; north to southern Japan and southern Korea; south to Lord Howe, Kermadec, and Austral Islands; throughout Micronesia. Also known from Inhaca Island 
Utility: Not commercial market food species, edible, palatable, a popular table fish. Common aquarium species. 
Name Code: 382867
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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