Scientific Name
Antennarius maculatus  
Antennarius maculatus大斑躄魚
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author (Desjardins, 1840) Depth 1 - 11M
Chinese 大斑躄魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 躄魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F228 Antennariidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 大斑躄魚 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 五腳虎 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean 
Synonyms Antennarius guentheri, Antennarius guntheri, Antennarius leprosus, Antennarius oligospilos, Antennarius oligospilus, Antennarius phymatodes, Chironectes maculatus, Phymatophryne maculata   
Reference Pietsch, T.W. and D.B. Grobecker, 1987. Frogfishes of the world. Systematics, zoogeography, and behavioral ecology. Stanford University Press, Stanford, California. 420 p.   Desjardins, J. 1840 Pietsch, T. W. etc. 1987 
Specimen List
Common Name Largespotted angler; Wartskin frogfish; Warty frogfish; Clown anglerfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Body deep, globose, slightly compressed; mouth oblique to vertical; gill open small, behind and below pectoral-fin base;head, body, and fins covered with numerous wart-like swellings; illicium elongated, about twice length of second spine; esca simple with a pennant-like flap; anterior end of pterygiophore posterior to symphysis of upper jaw; membrane of second dorsal spine devoid of dermal spinules, and extending cross area between second and third dorsal spine; body lemon yellow in color with reddish-brown variable size spots and some irregularly shaped of brawn patches; darkly pigmented spot never present on belly; caudal peduncle present; all pectoral fin rays simple.
habitats It inhabits shallow marine bottom at rocky and coral reefs. Adults are usually with sponges while juveniles openly on reefs looking like nudibranchs. Using the stalked pectoral and pelvic fins to slowly walk across the bottom. First dorsal spine highly mo 
Distribution Distributed in Indo-West Pacific Oceans. It occurs in Southern Taiwan off Pingtung. 
Utility No commercial value.