Yellowfin Stingfish, Minous pictus Günther 1880

Other Names: Onestick Stingfish, Spotted Stingfish

Yellowfin Stingfish, Minous pictus. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial

In Australia, this species has previously been referred to as Minous coccineus.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Minous pictus in Fishes of Australia, accessed 24 May 2024,

Yellowfin Stingfish, Minous pictus Günther 1880

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Off northern and northwestern Australia, Northwest Shelf, Western Australia, to south of Ashmore Reef, Timor Sea. Elsewhere the species occurs south of New Guinea.


Previously identified as Minous coccineus in Australia (Gloerfelt-Tarp & Kailola 1984; Sainsbury et al. 1985).


Bray, D.J. 2018


Australian Faunal Directory

Yellowfin Stingfish, Minous pictus Günther 1880


Gloerfelt-Tarp, T. & Kailola, P.J. 1984. Trawled Fishes of Southern Indonesia and Northwest Australia. Jakarta : Dir. Gen. Fish. (Indonesia), German Tech. Coop., Aust. Dev. Ass. Bur. 406 pp. (as Minous coccineus)

Matsunuma, M. & Motomura, H. 2018. Three new species of the Indo-Pacific stingfish genus Minous (Synanceiidae: Minoinae) with redescriptions of M. trachycephalus (Bleeker 1855) and M. pictus G√ľnther 1880. Zootaxa 4455(2): 201-257.

Sainsbury, K.J., Kailola, P.J. & Leyland, G.G. 1984. Continental Shelf Fishes of Northern and North-Western Australia. Canberra : Fisheries Information Service 375 pp. figs & pls. (as Minous coccineus)

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CAAB Code:37287029

Danger:Venomous spines

Depth:16-146 m

Max Size:10 cm TL

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