Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lophiiformes  
 Family Ogcocephalidae  
 Genus Halieutaea  
  Halieutaea fitzsimonsi  (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1916) 
Provider: Hsuan-Ching Ho 
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Synonyms:Halieutaea liogasterHalieutichthys fitzsimonsi  details
Character: Dorsal fin rays 5; pectoral fin rays 14-15; anal fin rays 4; pelvic fin rays 5; caudal fin rays 9. Body depressed with a broad circular disk and a tail shorter than disk; disk distinctly convex in front; mouth large, anteriorly to head; rostrum not project over front of disk, esca visible from above; esca with two ventral lobes not well-separated and a dorsal flap, thin fringe present on entire ventral edge of esca; gill 2 1/2; dorsal surface covered with sharp and simple spines, most have more four roots; disk edge including tail spines divided into 3-5 sharp point; skin naked, entire body without any dermal spinules between tubercles; body reddish in color, pectoral, dorsal, and caudal fin usually with black edge; dorsal surface cover with a pair of black ring. It appears a large size batfishes up to 30 cm in SL.  
Habitat: Habits in the marine bathydemersal. They are awkward, walking on the bottom on their large armlike pectoral fins and smaller pelvic fins. 
Distribution: Widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. It is a very common species around Taiwan. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381165
  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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Ho, Hsuan-Ching
2020-08-17 U/L
Ho, Hsuan-Ching
2020-08-17 U/L
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