Scientific Name
Antennatus dorehensis
Antennatus dorehensis駝背手躄魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1859) Depth 0 - 2M
Chinese 駝背手躄魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 躄魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F228 Antennariidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 駝背手躄魚 
Max Length 7 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 新幾內亞躄魚、五腳虎 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、ShaoLiuChew、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Doreh, New Guinea 
Synonyms Antenarius dnorehensis, Antennarius albomaculatus, Antennarius albomarginatus, Antennarius altipinnis, Antennarius chironectes, Antennarius commersoni, Antennarius dorehensis, Antennarius hispidus, Antennarius mummifer, Antennarius niveus, Antennarius punctatissimus   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);中國動物誌-鮟鱇目(蘇等, 2002)  Pietsch, T. W. etc. 1987 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0056081. ASIZP0056082. ASIZP0056086. NMMBP05555. NTUM02116. NTUM04204. USNM00232149. USNM00232150.  
Common Name New Guinean frogfish; White-spotted frogfish; Bandtail angler; Bandtail frogfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic 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.
habitats 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.