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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Lophiiformes  
 Family Antennariidae  
 Genus Fowlerichthys  
  Fowlerichthys scriptissimus  (Jordan, 1902) 
Provider: Hsuan-Ching Ho 
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Synonyms:Antennarius ocellatusAntennarius sarasaAntennarius scriptissimusFowlerichthys sarasadetails
Citation: 1. Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2013).
Character: Dorsal rays 13; anal rays 8; pectoral rays 13. Body deep, globose, slightly compressed; mouth oblique to vertical; gill open small, behind and below pectoral-fin base; illicium about equal to length of second dorsal spine; second dorsal spine attached to head by lateral membrane, which divided into naked dorsal and ventral portions by dermal spinules; esca simple in oval shape, bearing a terminal papilla and cluster of short filaments; anterior end of pterygiophore posterior to symphysis of upper jaw; a dark pigmented spot encircled by a lightly pigmented ring on each side of dorsal fin; a dark pigment spot posteriorly on body; caudal peduncle present; all pectoral, pelvic, and anal fin rays bifurate; yellow-brown to dark in color with irregular, dark and yellow mottling over body.  
Habitat: It inhabits in rocky reefs of coastal areas, always mimics surrounding sponges and coral reef. 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 illi 
Distribution: Distributed Indo-West Pacific oceans from Western Indian Ocean, New Zealand, Philippines to Japan. It a rare species, occurs in the Northeast Taiwan off Yilan. 
Utility: No commercial value. 
Name Code: 383247
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