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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lophiiformes  
 Family Antennariidae  
 Genus Antennatus  
  Antennatus commerson  (Latreille, 1804) ( 👉 redirect to new TaiCOL )
Provider: TaiCOL 
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Synonyms:Antennarius bivertexAntennarius caudimaculatusAntennarius commersoniiAntennarius goramensisAntennarius lateralisAntennarius lutescensAntennarius moluccensisAntennarius rubrofuscusChironectes caudimaculatusChironectes commersoniiChironectes rubrofuscus 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: Dorsal rays 13; anal rays 8; pectoral rays 11. Body deep, globose, slightly compressed; mouth oblique to vertical; gill open small, behind and below pectoral-fin base; skin cover with close-set dermal spinules; illicium elongated, about twice length of second spine; anterior end of pterygiophore posterior to symphysis of upper jaw; membrane of second dorsal spine and cross area between second and third dorsal spine completely covered with dermal spinules; head and body covered with reddish-brown variable size patches on yellowish background, black circular present but never on belly; caudal peduncle present; all pectoral fin rays simple. 
Habitat: It inhabits shallow marine bottom in lagoon and seaward reefs, often on jetty Pylons. Using the stalked pectoral and pelvic fins to slowly walk across the bottom. First dorsal spine highly modified into a long rod with a lure at the end call illicium and  
Distribution: Widely distributed in throughout the Weatern India and Indo-Pacific Oceans, extending into the tropical Eastern Pacific. It occurs in the north and northeast Taiwan off Keelung, Taipei, and Yilan. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381138
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