Scientific Name
Antennarius biocellatus  
Antennarius biocellatus雙斑躄魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1817) Depth 0 - 73M
Chinese 雙斑躄魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 躄魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F228 Antennariidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 雙斑躄魚 
Max Length 12 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 五腳虎 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Estuary、Fresh Water、Coastal  Holotype Locality Unknown locality 
Synonyms Antennarius notophthalmus, Antennarius sp., Chironectes biocellatus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);中國動物誌-鮟鱇目(蘇等, 2002);  Burgess, W. etc. 1974 Pietsch, T. W. etc. 1987 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List
Common Name Toadfish; Brackishwater frogfish; Brackish-water frogfish; Brackish-water anglerfish; Fishing frog 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays 12; anal rays 7; pectoral rays 9. Body globe; illicium slightly shorter than second dorsal spine, with dark bands; esca oval in shape, bearing with numerous short appendages; second dorsal spine free from head; cross area between second and third dorsal spine naked; anterior end of pterygiophore posterior to symphysis of upper jaw; distal 2/3 of maxilla naked; conspicuous cutaneous appendages on chin; a dark pigmented spot encircled by a lightly ring on dorsal fin base; caudal peduncle present; all anal fin rays bifurcate, all pectoral fin rays simple, the last pelvic fin ray bifurcate; bright red in color with dark-red or black markings. It had been recorded from Taiwan in Burgess & Axelrod, 1974 and Choo, 1974.
habitats It inhabits shallow marine bottom at rocky and coral reefs, always mimics surrounding sponges and coral reef, most specimens were taken at 10 m depth or less. Always using the stalked pectoral and pelvic fins to slowly walk across the bottom. First dorsal 
Distribution Restricted to the islands in West Indian Ocean to Indonesia. Sometimes occupying brachish or freshwater environments. It is not common species occurring in Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.