Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lophiiformes  
 Family Chaunacidae  
 Genus Chaunax  
  Chaunax abei  Le Danois, 1978 
Provider: Hsuan-Ching Ho 
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Character: Head large, rounded; skin rather loose, covered with numerous dermal spinules. Illicium short; illicial groove flat, pigmented as surrounding area; esca uniform green-brown, bearing with numerous filaments; second and third dorsal spine embedded under skin. Small dermal flap or filaments present on edge of body, chin and lower maxilla, but not around illicial groove and above orbit. Gill-opening above the pectoral lobe; body orange to reddish with numerous green spots surrounding by yellowish ring, white below; no deep reddish saddle-like band on dorsal. 
Habitat: It has a benthic inhabits found on continental shelves and slopes. Taken at 50-300m depth or less. Using the stalked pectoral and pelvic fins to walk across the bottom. First dorsal spine modified into a long rod with a lure at the end to attract preys. 
Distribution: Restricted to Western Pacific from south Japan to Taiwan. It is a very common species around Taiwan. 
Utility: Large one as fresh sea food, mostly no commercial value. 
Name Code: 381150
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
Suggested Link    The Fish Database of Taiwan  FishBase  Discover Life  World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS)  Taiwan Biodiversity Network (TBN) 
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