Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lophiiformes  
 Family Antennariidae  
 Genus Antennatus  
  Antennatus tuberosus  (Cuvier, 1817) 
Provider: Hsuan-Ching Ho 
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Synonyms:Antennarius bigibbusAntennarius tuberosusAntennarius unicornisAntennatus linearisChironectes reticulatusChironectes tuberosusLophius bigibbus  details
Citation: 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 11. Body deep, globose, slightly compressed; mouth oblique to vertical; gill open small, behind and below pectoral-fin base; skin cover with extremely close-set, bifurcate dermal spinules; illicium long, about twice length of second dorsal spine, tapering to a fine point; esca absent or tiny; second free from head; third dorsal spine hidden under the skin; caudal peduncle absent; dorsal fin rays connected to caudal fin base; all pectoral and pelvic fin rays simple, all caudal fin rays bifurcate; yellow to brown in color, everywhere covered with dark-brown network, broad dark band and marginal dark bands on the anal and caudal fins. 
Habitat: It inhabits shallow marine bottom at rocky and coral reefs, always mimics surrounding sponges and coral reef. Always using the stalked pectoral and pelvic fins to slowly walk across the bottom. First dorsal spine highly modified into a long rod with a lur 
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific Ocean. It is not common species, occurs in south of Taiwan. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381144
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