Scientific Name
Halieutaea fumosa  
Halieutaea fumosa雲紋棘茄魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Alcock, 1894 Depth 30 - 220M
Chinese 雲紋棘茄魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蝙蝠魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F233 Ogcocephalidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 煙紋棘茄魚 
Max Length 14 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 棘茄魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、South West、North、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Bay of Bengal, 13°51'12"N, 80°28'12"E, Investigator station 162, depth 145-250 fathoms 
Synonyms Halieutaea stellata vittata, Haliutea fumosa   
Reference   Alcock, A. W. 1894 Lee, S.-C. 1988 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Ho, H.C. etc. 2008 
Specimen List ASIZP0055648. ASIZP0058050. ASIZP0058051. ASIZP0061493. ASIZP0062274. ASIZP0063240. ASIZP0063241. ASIZP0064551. ASIZP0064579. ASIZP0064593. ASIZP0064999. ASIZP0067884. ASIZP0068336. ASIZP0068362. ASIZP0068397. ASIZP0070196. ASIZP0070235. ASIZP0072175. ASIZP0072177. ASIZP0072181. ASIZP0080335. ASIZP0803645. ASIZP0803687. ASIZP0913645. FRIP03071. NMMBP01721. NMMSTP00969. NMNSF00219. NMNSF00420. NMNSF00424. NMNSF00425. NMNSF00432. NMNSF00792. NMNSF00882. NTMP0070. NTMP0211. NTMP0877. ...List all 40 records... 
Common Name Batfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin rays 5; pectoral fin rays 12-13; anal fin rays 4; pelvic fin rays 5; caudal fin rays 9. Body depressed with a broad circular disk and a tail short than disk; head relatively compressed; mouth large, anteriorly to head; rostrum not project over front of disk, esca visible from above; esca with two not well-separated ventral lobes and a dorsal flap, thin fringe present on entire ventral margin of esca; gill 2 1/2; dorsal surface covered with relative short spines, most have more four roots; disk edge including tail spines divided into 3-5 sharp point; skin transparent without any dermal spinules between tubercles; ventral surface smooth, sometimes small glandular present; body pale to pink in color; fins usually translucent, without black edge; dorsal surface without any deep color mark. It appears small size in the genus no larger than 10 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 oceans. It is a common species in Taiwan occurring in northeast off Yilan and Suao. 
Utility No commercial value.