Scientific Name
Fowlerichthys scriptissimus
Fowlerichthys scriptissimus歧胸福氏躄魚
by: Hsuan-Ching Ho
Author (Jordan, 1902) Depth 73 - 185M
Chinese 歧胸福氏躄魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 躄魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F228 Antennariidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 歧胸福氏躄魚 
Max Length 28.0 cmSL   Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 五腳虎 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan  
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Boshu, Awa Province [Bōsō Peninsula, Chiba Prefecture, Japan, Western North Pacific] 
Synonyms Antennarius ocellatus, Antennarius sarasa, Antennarius scriptissimus, Antennarius tridens, Fowlerichthys sarasa   
Reference 1. Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2013).   Jordan, D. S. 1902 Pietsch, T. W. etc. 1987 
Specimen List
Common Name Frogfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays 13; anal rays 8; pectoral rays 13. Body deep, globose, slightly compressed; mouth oblique to vertical; gill open small, behind and below pectoral-fin base; illicium about equal to length of second dorsal spine; second dorsal spine attached to head by lateral membrane, which divided into naked dorsal and ventral portions by dermal spinules; esca simple in oval shape, bearing a terminal papilla and cluster of short filaments; anterior end of pterygiophore posterior to symphysis of upper jaw; a dark pigmented spot encircled by a lightly pigmented ring on each side of dorsal fin; a dark pigment spot posteriorly on body; caudal peduncle present; all pectoral, pelvic, and anal fin rays bifurate; yellow-brown to dark in color with irregular, dark and yellow mottling over body.
habitats It inhabits in rocky reefs of coastal areas, always mimics surrounding sponges and coral reef. Using the stalked pectoral and pelvic fins to slowly walk across the bottom. First dorsal spine highly modified into a long rod with a lure at the end call illi 
Distribution Distributed Indo-West Pacific oceans from Western Indian Ocean, New Zealand, Philippines to Japan. It a rare species, occurs in the Northeast Taiwan off Yilan. 
Utility No commercial value.