Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lophiiformes  
 Family Chaunacidae  
 Genus Chaunax  
  Chaunax fimbriatus  Hilgendorf, 1879 
Provider: Hsuan-Ching Ho 
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Synonyms:Chaunax nuttingiiChaunax pictus  details
Character: Head large, rounded; skin rather loose, covered with numerous dermal spinules. Illicium short; illicial groove flat, oval, and smooth, pigmented as surrounding area; esca uniform ash-brown, bearing with numerous filaments; second and third dorsal spine embedded under skin. Large white blotches on third dorsal spine and origin of dorsal fin; small dermal flap or filaments present on edge of body, chin and lower maxilla, those also present on dorsal surface and membrane above third dorsal spine. Gill-opening above 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 100-400m depth or less. Using the stalked pectoral and pelvic fins to slowly walk across the bottom. First dorsal spine modified into a long rod with a lure at the end to attract  
Distribution: Widely distributed in west Pacific from southern Japan to Indonesia. It is very common species around Taiwan, mostly occurs in the northeastern off Yi-lan and Suao. 
Utility: Large one as fresh sea food, mostly no commercial value. 
Name Code: 381151
  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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