Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lophiiformes  
 Family Ogcocephalidae  
 Genus Halieutaea  
  Halieutaea indica  Annandale & Jenkins, 1910 
Provider: Hsuan-Ching Ho 
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Synonyms:Halieutaea sinicaHalieutaea spicataHalieutea spicata  details
Ho, H. C. , H. Endo, and K. Sakamaki. 2008. A new species of Halicmetus (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae) from the western Pacific, with comments on congeners. Zoological Studies v. 47 (no. 6): 767-773.
Character: Dorsal fin rays 4; anal fin rays 4; pectoral fin rays 13; pelvic fin rays 5; caudal fin rays 9. Body depressed with a broad circular disk and a tail shorter than disk; head relatively compressed, no convex; mouth large, anteriorly to head; rostrum not project over front of disk, esca visible from above; esca with two not well-separated ventral lobes and a dorsal flap, thin fringe present on entire ventral edge of esca; gill 2 1/2; dorsal surface covered with stout and simple spines, most have more four roots; disk edge including tail spines divided into 3-5 stout point; dorsal surface covered with dermal spinules between tubercles; ventral surface covered with numerous dermal spinules; interorbit space broader than eye diameter; pale to pinkish in color; with two large “H” shap dark brown pattern on dorsal surface; pectoral fin edge lightly or light yellow with a white narrow band, the rest fins usually translucent, without black edge.  
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 Oceans. It occurs in the nertheast Taiwan off Tashi and Suso. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 383400
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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