Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lophiiformes  
 Family Chaunacidae  
 Genus Chaunax  
  Chaunax penicillatus  McCulloch, 1915 
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Synonyms:Chaunax pencillatus  details
Paxton, J.R., D.F. Hoese, G.R. Allen and J.E. Hanley, 1989. Pisces. Petromyzontidae to Carangidae. Zoological Catalogue of Australia, Vol. 7. Australian Government Publishing Service, Canberra, 665 p.
Character: Head large, rounded; skin rather loose, covered with numerous dermal spinules; illicium very short, not easy to see; illicial groove dark pigmented, strongly concave to form a deep trough; esca dark anterodorsally and white posteroventrally, bearing with numerous dermal appendages, hidden in the illicial groove; second and third dorsal spine embedded under skin; small dermal flap or filaments present on edge of body, chin and lower maxilla, numerous around illicial groove and above orbit; gill-opening above and behind the pectoral lobe; body orange to reddish with yellow vermiculation, white below; some deep reddish saddle-like band on dorsal. 
Habitat: It has a benthic inhabits found on continental shelves and slopes. Taken at 280-350m depth or less. Using the stalked pectoral and pelvic fins to across the bottom. First dorsal spine modified into a long rod with a lure at the end to attract preys. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific from Japan to east Australia, and Africa. It is very common species in northeast Taiwan off Suao. 
Utility: Large one as fresh sea food, mostly no commercial value. 
Name Code: 383320
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