Scientific Name
Antennatus tuberosus  
Antennatus tuberosus網紋手躄魚
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author (Cuvier, 1817) Depth 0 - 73M
Chinese 網紋手躄魚 Poisonous Fish Yes 
Family_Chinese 躄魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F228 Antennariidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 網紋手躄魚 
Max Length 7 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 五腳虎 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean 
Synonyms Antennarius bigibbus, Antennarius tuberosus, Antennarius unicornis, Chironectes reticulatus, Chironectes tuberosus, Lophius bigibbus   
Reference Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);中國動物誌-鮟鱇目(蘇等, 2002)  Pietsch, T. W. etc. 1987 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List
Common Name Pygmy frogfish; Pygmy angler; Reticulated frogfish; Reticulated fishing frog; Tuberculated frogfish; Tuberculated anglerfish; Bandfin frogfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays 12; anal rays 7; pectoral rays 11. Body deep, globose, slightly compressed; mouth oblique to vertical; gill open small, behind and below pectoral-fin base; skin cover with extremely close-set, bifurcate dermal spinules; illicium long, about twice length of second dorsal spine, tapering to a fine point; esca absent or tiny; second free from head; third dorsal spine hidden under the skin; caudal peduncle absent; dorsal fin rays connected to caudal fin base; all pectoral and pelvic fin rays simple, all caudal fin rays bifurcate; yellow to brown in color, everywhere covered with dark-brown network, broad dark band and marginal dark bands on the anal and caudal fins.
habitats It inhabits shallow marine bottom at rocky and coral reefs, always mimics surrounding sponges and coral reef. Always using the stalked pectoral and pelvic fins to slowly walk across the bottom. First dorsal spine highly modified into a long rod with a lur 
Distribution Widely distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific Ocean. It is not common species, occurs in south of Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.