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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Trachicephalus  
  Trachicephalus uranoscopus  (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Polycaulus uranoscopusSynanceia uranoscopadetails
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Mouth superior, small eyes on top of head, head with bony ridges and spines, dorsal and anal fins covered by leathery skin and connected to caudal peduncle by membranes, pelvic fins joined to skin of belly. With venomous spines. 
Habitat: Inhabit demersal brackish and marine environement; mud bottoms in estuaries; carnivore in sandy or muddy coastal areas, including estuaries. Maximum size to 12.5 cm. The speciman of Taiwan maximum size 8.5 cm. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: India to Indonesia, north to Hong Kong and southern China.  
Utility: Not commercial food species. 
Name Code: 382898
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