Scientific Name
Antennarius pictus  
Antennarius pictus白斑躄魚
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author (Shaw, 1794) Depth 0 - 75M
Chinese 白斑躄魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 躄魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F228 Antennariidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 白斑躄魚 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 五腳虎 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East、PonFu、Tung Sa IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Tahiti, Society Islands [French Polynesia, South Pacific] 
Synonyms Antennarius chironectes, Antennarius horridus, Antennarius leprosus, Antennarius oligospilos, Antennarius polyophthalmus, Chironectes leprosus, Chironectes verus, Lophiocharon horridus, Lophius chironectes, Lophius histrio, Lophius pictus, Lophius variegatus   
Reference 2010/4/13墾丁潛水紀錄(聯合報)  Pietsch, T. W. etc. 1987 
Specimen List ASIZP0070180.  
Common Name Painted frogfish; Painted angler; Devil fish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays 12; anal rays 7; pectoral rays 10. Body deep, globose, slightly compressed; mouth oblique to vertical; gill open small, behind and below pectoral-fin base; skin covered with close-set dermal spinules; illicium elongated, about twice length of second spine; esca broad, with a pennant-like flap and some filaments and cirri; anterior end of pterygiophore posterior to symphysis of upper jaw; membrane of second dorsal spine and cross area between second and third dorsal spine completely covered with dermal spinules; body lemon yellow in color with many reddish-brown variable size spots on posterior hale including dorsal fin, anal fin and caudal fin, never present on belly; pectoral fin rays tip white; caudal peduncle present; all pectoral fin rays simple.
habitats It inhabits shallow sheltered reefs. Adults usually with sponges; juveniles openly on sand or reef, mimicking small sponges or nudibranchs. Always using the stalked pectoral and pelvic fins to slowly walk across the bottom. First dorsal spine highly modif 
Distribution Widely distributed throughout Indo-Pacific oceans. In Taiwan, it occurs in the western off Ponghu. 
Utility No commercial value.