Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Scorpaenodes  
  Scorpaenodes kelloggi  (Jenkins, 1903) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Sebastopsis kelloggi  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Dorsal fin with XIII spines and 7-8 soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5 soft rays; pectoral fin with 18-20(19) soft rays. With spotted caudal fin; 3-4 spinous points on suborbital ridge and also is distinguishable charactor of this species; interorbital spines present; no small spines at midline between tympanic spines. No dark blotch on suboperculum, length of 2nd anal fin spine equal to or short than 1/2 of the head length. Posteroventral corner of 1st infraorbital bone round, not spinous. 
Habitat: Inhabits reef-associated marine environment. Occurs in coralline areas from near shore to the outer reef slope at a depth of at least 24 m. Nocturnal feed on small fish, shrimps, crabs. With venomous spines. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: East Africa to the Hawaiian, Line, and Society islands, north to Taiwan, south to northern Australia; throughout Micronesia. 
Utility: Not commercial food species, edible; venomous spine. 
Name Code: 382876
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