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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lophiiformes  
 Family Antennariidae  
 Genus Antennatus  
  Antennatus coccineus  (Lesson, 1831) 
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Synonyms:Abantennarius neocaledoniensisAntennarius drombusAntennarius immaculatusAntennarius leucusAntennarius moaiAntennarius nexilisAntennarius stigmaticusChironectes coccineusdetails
Citation: 1. Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2013).
Character: Dorsal rays 12; anal rays 7; pectoral rays 10-12. Body deep, globose, slightly compressed; mouth oblique to vertical; gill open small, adjacent to or on pectoral-fin base; skin cover with close-set dermal spinules; illicium about equal to length of second dorsal spine; esca a simple unpigmented folded tissue, with appendage and filaments present; 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 dark pigmented spot weakly or absent; caudal peduncle absent; dorsal fin rays connected to the caudal fin base; last ray of pelvic fin biturate.  
Habitat: It inhabits shallow marine bottom at tide pools as well as lagoon and seaward reefs, among rocky and sponges, always mimics surrounding sponges and coral reef. Using the stalked pectoral and pelvic fins to slowly walk across the bottom. First dorsal spine 
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific Ocean. It occurs in the south Taiwan off Pingtong. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 383244
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