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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Scorpaenidae  
 Genus Synanceia  
  Synanceia verrucosa  Bloch & Schneider, 1801 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Scorpaena brachionSynaceia verrucosaSynanceia brachioSynanceia horridaSynanceichthys verrucosaSynanceichthys verrucosusSynanceja verrucosaSynancejia verrucosaSynancia verrucosaSynancidium horridum  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
Character: Dorsal fin with XII-XIV(XIII) spines and 5-7(6) soft rays; anal fin with III spines and 5-6(5) soft rays; pectoral fin with 18-19(18) soft rays; pelvic fin with I spine and 5 soft rays. Eye directed dorsally. Mouth distinctly oblique to almost vertical. Distinct warts all over body. Color of body variable. Colors matching surroundings and extremely well-camouflaged. Venom of dorsal spines fatal. Pelvic and anal fins spines are similarly developed. 12-14 stout grooved spines, each with a large venom sack at its base. 
Habitat: Inhabits reef-associated marine environment, depth -30m. Most widespread stonefish. Found on sandy or rubble areas of reef flats and shallow lagoons and in small pools during low tide well camouflaged among the substrate and sometimes even covered with al 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to French Polynesia, north to the Ryukyu and Ogasawara islands, south to Queensland, Australia. 
Utility: Not commercial food species. Uncommon in markets. In Hong Kong live fish markets. Aquarium species. 
Name Code: 382895
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