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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lophiiformes  
 Family Lophiidae  
 Genus Lophiodes  
  Lophiodes naresi  (Günther, 1880) 
Provider: Hsuan-Ching Ho 
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Synonyms:Chirolophius crosnieriChirolophius insidiatorChirolophius moseleyiChirolophius murrayiChirolophius phycoidesLophiodes insidiatorLophius naresi  details
Character: Body disk oval-shaped; head less than half of body length; skin smoothly and scaleless, with numerous large fleshy tendrils; lateral ridge of frontal bone smoothly; pseudobranch present; interorbital area strongly concave, forming deep U-shaped trough between eyes;humeral spine well developed, sharp and simple; illicium slender, devoid of tendrils, shorter than the second dorsal spine; esca with a fleshy pennant-like flap, long cirri, and a pair of dark, eye-like appendages; second and third dorsal spine long and with sever pair of darkly pigment tendril; post cephalic portions with three well-developed dorsal spine; all dorsal spines slender and bearing dark tendrils. Body uniform dusky to dark; ventral surface light; anal fin slightly darker distally; oval cavity lightly pigmented except for dark pitch on floor on mouth posterior. 
Habitat: Marine. Bathydemersal, found in the outer continental shelf and upper slope, usually in depth 150-500 m. First dorsal spine highly modified into a long rod with a lure at the end call illicium and esca, acts as a fishing lure to attract preys. 
Distribution: Distributed in west Indian and west Pacific Ocean from South Africa to northern Madagascar and Japan. It occurs in the Northeast Taiwan off Yilan. 
Utility: Large one as fresh sea food, mostly no commercial value. 
Name Code: 383445
  IUCN Red List:LC      Marine     
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