Scientific Name
Malthopsis annulifera  
Malthopsis annulifera環紋海蝠魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Tanaka, 1908 Depth 90 - 590M
Chinese 環紋海蝠魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蝙蝠魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F233 Ogcocephalidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 環紋海蝠魚 
Max Length 9 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 棘茄魚、牛尾頭章(臺東) 
Distribution in World Australia   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East、Nan Sa IS. 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Misaki, Sagami Sea, Japan 
Synonyms Malthopsis ocellata   
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)  Tanaka, S. 1908 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055227. ASIZP0056026. ASIZP0058053. ASIZP0060225. ASIZP0060510. ASIZP0062946. ASIZP0063530. ASIZP0064588. ASIZP0064592. ASIZP0066018. ASIZP0066463. ASIZP0067851. ASIZP0068181. ASIZP0068182. ASIZP0068442. ASIZP0070156. ASIZP0070189. ASIZP0070309. ASIZP0070310. ASIZP0071253. ASIZP0072180. ASIZP0074600. ASIZP0080340. ASIZP0800698. ASIZP0801916. ASIZP0803612. ASIZP0803942. ASIZP0803943. ASIZP0910698. ASIZP0911916. ASIZP0913612. ASIZP0913942. ASIZP0913943. FRIP21689. NMMBP01723. NMMBP05285. NMMBP05286. ...List all 50 records... 
Barcode2008-03-25,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-08,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Batfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body depressed, disk triangular; rostrum small, upturned, with horn-shaped tubercular; illicial cavity narrow with a trianglur opeoing; mouth small, overhung by rostrum; illicium short; esca a single dorsal bulb; tooth villiform band on jaws, vomer, palatines and tongue; gill 2, holobranchs on arches 2 and 3; membranes connecting pectoral pedicels with trunk; skin tough, cover with large bony bucklers; ventral surface smoothly, without dermal spinules between backlers; subopercular spines well-developed, one directed forward; caudal slightly rounded; longest anal fin ray not beyond base of caudal; dorsal with 3 pairs or more of black ring-like markings; body yellowish-brown, ventral pale.
habitats Habits in the marine bathydemersal. They are awkward, walking on the bottom on their large armlike pectoral fins and smaller pelvic fins. 
Distribution Restricted to the Western Pacific forn coast of southern Japan to Philippines. It is a common species occurring in the eastern and southwestern Taiwan off Yilan to Pingtun. 
Utility No commercial value.