Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Scorpaenopsis  
  Scorpaenopsis diabolus  (Cuvier, 1829) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Scorpaena diabolisScorpaena diabolusScorpaenopsis catocalaScorpaenopsis diabolaScorpaenopsis diabolisScorpaenopsis gibbosa  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Dorsal fin with XII spines and 8-10 soft rays; anal fin III spines 5-6 soft rays. Pectoral fin rays usually 18; back arched; with about 45 vertical scale rows; lachrymal bone with 2 or 3 spines over maxillary, first points forward, followed by 1 or by 2 close-set spines which point down and back; suborbital ridge with 4 or more spinous points, usually more than 8 or 10 points, not in a row and of various sizes; a shallow pit below front corner of eye. Colorful inside the pectoral fins, used for display. 
Habitat: Inhabits reef-associated marine enviornment, depth 1-70m. Relatively an uncommon inhabitant of rubble or weedy coralline-rock bottoms of reef flats and lagoon and seaward reefs. Flashes its inner pectoral fins when disturbed. Can inflict a painful injury  
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Hawaiian Islands and islands of French Polynesia; north to southern Japan; south to the Great Barrier Reef and New Caledonia. Throughout Micronesia. 
Utility: Not commercial food species, edible. 
Name Code: 382882
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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