Dendrochirus bellus (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)
Butterfly scorpionfish
photo by The Fish Database of Taiwan

Family:  Scorpaenidae (Scorpionfishes or rockfishes), subfamily: Pteroinae
Max. size:  15 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 10 - 200 m
Distribution:  Northwest Pacific: from the South China Sea north to the Boso Peninsula, Pacific coast of central Japan; not yet recorded from Borneo or the Philippines.
Biology:  Inhabits the rocky littoral and sublittoral zones of northern Taiwan (Ref. 39597). Found on sandy mud or gravel bottom (Ref. 559).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 03 March 2015 Ref. (119314)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 17.08.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.01.18

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