Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lophiiformes  
 Family Ogcocephalidae  
 Genus Malthopsis  
  Malthopsis annulifera  Tanaka, 1908 
Provider: Hsuan-Ching Ho 
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Synonyms:Malthopsis ocellata  details
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: Body depressed, disk triangular; rostrum small, upturned, with horn-shaped tubercular; illicial cavity narrow with a trianglur opeoing; mouth small, overhung by rostrum; illicium short; esca a single dorsal bulb; tooth villiform band on jaws, vomer, palatines and tongue; gill 2, holobranchs on arches 2 and 3; membranes connecting pectoral pedicels with trunk; skin tough, cover with large bony bucklers; ventral surface smoothly, without dermal spinules between backlers; subopercular spines well-developed, one directed forward; caudal slightly rounded; longest anal fin ray not beyond base of caudal; dorsal with 3 pairs or more of black ring-like markings; body yellowish-brown, ventral pale. 
Habitat: Habits in the marine bathydemersal. They are awkward, walking on the bottom on their large armlike pectoral fins and smaller pelvic fins. 
Distribution: Restricted to the Western Pacific forn coast of southern Japan to Philippines. It is a common species occurring in the eastern and southwestern Taiwan off Yilan to Pingtun. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381168
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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