Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lophiiformes  
 Family Antennariidae  
 Genus Antennarius  
  Antennarius biocellatus  (Cuvier, 1817) 
Provider: Hsuan-Ching Ho 
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Synonyms:Antennarius notophthalmusChironectes biocellatus  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鮟鱇目(蘇等, 2002);
Character: Dorsal rays 12; anal rays 7; pectoral rays 9. Body globe; illicium slightly shorter than second dorsal spine, with dark bands; esca oval in shape, bearing with numerous short appendages; second dorsal spine free from head; cross area between second and third dorsal spine naked; anterior end of pterygiophore posterior to symphysis of upper jaw; distal 2/3 of maxilla naked; conspicuous cutaneous appendages on chin; a dark pigmented spot encircled by a lightly ring on dorsal fin base; caudal peduncle present; all anal fin rays bifurcate, all pectoral fin rays simple, the last pelvic fin ray bifurcate; bright red in color with dark-red or black markings. It had been recorded from Taiwan in Burgess & Axelrod, 1974 and Choo, 1974.  
Habitat: It inhabits shallow marine bottom at rocky and coral reefs, always mimics surrounding sponges and coral reef, most specimens were taken at 10 m depth or less. Always using the stalked pectoral and pelvic fins to slowly walk across the bottom. First dorsal 
Distribution: Restricted to the islands in West Indian Ocean to Indonesia. Sometimes occupying brachish or freshwater environments. It is not common species occurring in Taiwan. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381137
  IUCN Red List:DD      Marine     
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