Minous pictus Günther, 1880
Painted stinger
photo by Petrinos, C.

Family:  Synanceiidae (Stonefishes), subfamily: Minoinae
Max. size:  11.2 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 14.5 g
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 56 - 144 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Papua New Guinea (Ref. 6192), the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819) and Indonesia (Ref. 5978).
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Found in sheltered muddy estuaries to deep offshore in mud-sand habitats. Buries itself during the day in the substrate and is rarely observed, except when found by accident or at night (Ref. 48635).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
Country info:   
 

Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 27.05.94
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 18.08.20

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