Scientific Name
Histiophryne cryptacanthus  
Histiophryne cryptacanthus隱刺薄躄魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Weber, 1913) Depth 5 - 130M
Chinese 隱刺薄躄魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 躄魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F228 Antennariidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 隱刺薄躄魚 
Max Length 9 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 隱棘躄魚、五腳虎 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、LanI Is.、Greeb IS. 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Beo Island, Karakelang, Siboga station 131, depth 13 m; Pepela Bai, Isle Rotti, station 30, depth 27-45 meters 
Synonyms Antennarius cryptacanthus, Histiophryne cryptacantha   
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 
Specimen List ASIZP0055187. ASIZP0055271. ASIZP0055476.  
Common Name Small-rounded frogfish; Cryptic anglerfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays 13; anal rays 7; pectoral rays 8. Body deep, globose, slightly compressed; mouth oblique to vertical; gill open small, behind and below pectoral-fin base; illicium tiny, usually hidden in a narrow groove on snout or enveloped by folds of tissue; second and third dorsal spines hidden, laid back and bound to surface of cranium by skin; skin naked, or cover with tiny, simple spiules; caudal peduncle absent, the membranous posteriormost margin of soft-dorsal and anal fin extending posteriorly beyond base of caudal fin and connecting to outermost caudal rays; all dorsal, pelvic, anal fin rays simple; 7 inner caudal fin rays bifurcate.
habitats It inhabits shallow marine bottom at rocky and coral reefs to moderately deep water. Oviparous, eggs attached to each other by a single, flattened, acellular filament and are brooded in a hollow behind the pectoral fin, partent keep and take care the rela 
Distribution Restricted to the coastal waters from Taiwan to South Australia. It occurs in Southern Taiwan off Pingtone and Lanyu. 
Utility No commercial value.