Scientific Name
Antennatus coccineus
Antennatus coccineus細斑手躄魚
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author (Lesson, 1831) Depth 1 - 75M
Chinese 細斑手躄魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 躄魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F228 Antennariidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 細斑手躄魚 
Max Length 13.0 cmTL   Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 細斑躄魚、五腳虎 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon、Tide Pool  Holotype Locality Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean 
Synonyms Abantennarius neocaledoniensis, Antennarius coccineus, Antennarius drombus, Antennarius hispidus, Antennarius immaculatus, Antennarius leucus, Antennarius moai, Antennarius nexilis, Antennarius nummifer, Antennarius stigmaticus, Chironectes coccineus   
Reference 1. Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2013).  
Specimen List BPBMI23297. BPBMI23418. RUSI35696. USNM00232101. USNM00232102. USNM00232103. USNM00232104. USNM00232105. USNM00232106.  
Common Name Freckled frogfish; Scarlet frogfish; Scarlet anglerfish; Freckled angler; Freckled anglerfish; Hawaiian frogfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays 12; anal rays 7; pectoral rays 10-12. Body deep, globose, slightly compressed; mouth oblique to vertical; gill open small, adjacent to or on pectoral-fin base; skin cover with close-set dermal spinules; illicium about equal to length of second dorsal spine; esca a simple unpigmented folded tissue, with appendage and filaments present; anterior end of pterygiophore posterior to symphysis of upper jaw; second dorsal spine free from the head; cross area between second and third dorsal spine naked; dorsal fin dark pigmented spot weakly or absent; caudal peduncle absent; dorsal fin rays connected to the caudal fin base; last ray of pelvic fin biturate.
habitats It inhabits shallow marine bottom at tide pools as well as lagoon and seaward reefs, among rocky and sponges, always mimics surrounding sponges and coral reef. Using the stalked pectoral and pelvic fins to slowly walk across the bottom. First dorsal spine 
Distribution Widely distributed throughout the Indo-Pacific Ocean. It occurs in the south Taiwan off Pingtong. 
Utility No commercial value.