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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lophiiformes  
 Family Antennariidae  
 Genus Antennatus  
  Antennatus dorehensis  (Bleeker, 1859) 
Provider: Hsuan-Ching Ho 
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Synonyms:Antennarius albomaculatusAntennarius albomarginatusAntennarius altipinnisAntennarius mummiferAntennarius niveusAntennarius punctatissimus  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 12; anal rays 7; pectoral rays 8-9. Body deep, globose, slightly compressed; mouth oblique to vertical; gill open small, adjacent to or on pectoral lobe; skin cover with close-set dermal spinules; illicium shorter than second dorsal spine; esca simple oval in shape; anterior end of pterygiophore posterior to symphysis of upper jaw; second dorsal spine free from the head; cross area between second and third dorsal spine naked; dorsal fin with a dark pigmented spot; caudal peduncle present; last ray of pelvic fin biturate; overall brownish to dark, with numerous, small whitish spots on head, body, and pectoral lobe; small in size, seems never larger than 5cm. 
Habitat: It inhabits shallow marine bottom at intertidal reef flats. 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 esca, acts as a fishing lu 
Distribution: Widely distributed in the Indo-Pacific. It occurs in both side of Southern Taiwan off Tainan, Pingtung, Ludao and Lanyu. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 381139
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