Scientific Name
Histrio histrio  
Histrio histrio裸躄魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Linnaeus, 1758) Depth 0 - 11M
Chinese 裸躄魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 躄魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F228 Antennariidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 裸躄魚 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 五腳虎、死囝仔魚(澎湖) 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Ocean、Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality West of Hackett City (Arkansas), Poteau River, Oklahoma, U.S.A. 
Synonyms Antenarius mesogallicus, Antennarius barbatulus, Antennarius biocellatus, Antennarius gibbus, Antennarius hispidus, Antennarius histrio, Antennarius inops, Antennarius laevigatus, Antennarius lioderma, Antennarius nesogallicus, Antennarius nitidus, Antennarius raninus, Cheironectes laevigatus ...all 57..  
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 ASIZP0056085. ASIZP0056087. ASIZP0058045. ASIZP0058046. ASIZP0059504. ASIZP0060101. ASIZP0064512. ASIZP0073261. ASIZP0073262. ASIZP0805736. ASIZP0805737. ASIZP0915736. ASIZP0915737. BPBMI8664. FRIP00845. FRIP03103. FRIP21112. NMMBP01196. NMMBP02537. NMMSTP00256. NTOU-AE6049. NTUM04199. NTUM04200. NTUM04207. NTUM04833. USNM00198948. USNM00232185. USNM00254277. ZMH20985.  
Barcode2012-10-25,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2012-10-25,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Sargassum anglerfish; Sargassum fish; Sargassumfish; Frogfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays 12; anal rays 7; pectoral rays 10. Body deep, slightly compressed; mouth oblique to vertical; gill open small, behind and below pectoral-fin base; skin smooth, without dermal spinules but covered with numerous cutaneous appendages; 2 conspicuous cutaneous appendages on mid-dorsal line of snout; illicium very short, shorter than second spine; illicium naked, without dermal spinules; esca distinct; pectoral fin lobe detached from side of bosy for most of its length; pelvic fins long, longer than 25% SL; all pectoral and pelvic fin rays simple; caudal peduncle present, 7 inner caudal fin rays bifurcate; the only member habited in pelagic in floating sargassum.
habitats Found near the surface, usually associated with floating objects or sargassum, they feed on fishes and shrimps that seek refuge in the floating weeds. Oviparous, eggs are bound in ribbon-like sheath or mass of egg raft or veil. 
Distribution Widely distributed in the three major oceans between about 42°N and 40°. It occurs in eastern Taiwan usually associating with floating sargassum. 
Utility No commercial value.