Scientific Name
Halieutaea fitzsimonsi  
Halieutaea fitzsimonsi費氏棘茄魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1916) Depth 20 - 360M
Chinese 費氏棘茄魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蝙蝠魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F233 Ogcocephalidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 費氏棘茄魚 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 棘茄魚 
Distribution in World global   Distribution in Taiwan South、South West、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Algoa Bay, South Africa 
Synonyms Halieutaea liogaster, Halieutichthys fitzsimonsi   
Reference   Gilchrist, J. D. F. etc. 1916 Lee, S.-C. 1988 Ho, H.C. etc. 2008 
Specimen List ASIZP0059754. ASIZP0061052. ASIZP0063239. ASIZP0065405. ASIZP0065416. ASIZP0067796. ASIZP0074503. ASIZP0080387. ASIZP0803557. ASIZP0805857. ASIZP0807623. ASIZP0913557. ASIZP0915857. ASIZP0917623. NMMBP03636. NMMBP06136. NTMP0051. NTMP0053. NTMP0533. NTMP0619. NTOU-AE6138. NTOU-AE6139.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,100%
Common Name Circular seabat 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin rays 5; pectoral fin rays 14-15; anal fin rays 4; pelvic fin rays 5; caudal fin rays 9. Body depressed with a broad circular disk and a tail shorter than disk; disk distinctly convex in front; mouth large, anteriorly to head; rostrum not project over front of disk, esca visible from above; esca with two ventral lobes not well-separated and a dorsal flap, thin fringe present on entire ventral edge of esca; gill 2 1/2; dorsal surface covered with sharp and simple spines, most have more four roots; disk edge including tail spines divided into 3-5 sharp point; skin naked, entire body without any dermal spinules between tubercles; body reddish in color, pectoral, dorsal, and caudal fin usually with black edge; dorsal surface cover with a pair of black ring. It appears a large size batfishes up to 30 cm in SL.
habitats Habits in the marine bathydemersal. They are awkward, walking on the bottom on their large armlike pectoral fins and smaller pelvic fins. 
Distribution Widely distributed in the Indo-West Pacific Ocean. It is a very common species around Taiwan. 
Utility No commercial value.