Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lophiiformes  
 Family Antennariidae  
 Genus Antennarius  
  Antennarius randalli  Allen, 1970 
Provider: Hsuan-Ching Ho 
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Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);中國動物誌-鮟鱇目(蘇等, 2002)
Character: Dorsal rays 12; anal rays 7; pectoral rays 9. Body deep, globose, slightly compressed; mouth oblique to vertical; gill open small, behind and below pectoral-fin base; skin covered with close-set dermal spinules; illicium clear shorter than second dorsal spine; secondary dorsal spine strongly curved posteriorly, without terminal appendages, the latter membrane thin and translucent, connect to the third dorsal spine broadly, without bearing cutaneous appendages; third dorsal spine broadly connected to soft-dorsal fin thin membrane skin; dark-brown in color, a black spot on dorsal fin base, a small circular just behind eye and two large bright white circular on caudal fin; body size not larger than about 4 cm.  
Habitat: It inhabits shallow marine bottom outer reef slopes, always mimics surrounding sponges and coral reef. Using the stalked pectoral and pelvic fins to slowly walk across the bottom. First dorsal spine highly modified into a long rod with a lure at the end c 
Distribution: Distributed in the West Pacific Ocean, but rarely to be see. In Taiwan, only one record in the southern off Pingtung. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381142
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) 
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