Scientific Name
Halieutaea indica  
Halieutaea indica印度棘茄魚
by: Hsin-Ming Yeh
Author Annandale & Jenkins, 1910 Depth - 100M
Chinese 印度棘茄魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 蝙蝠魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F233 Ogcocephalidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 突額棘茄魚 
Max Length 15 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 突額棘茄魚、棘茄魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan East、West、South、South West、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Bay of Bengal, off Orissa coast, India 
Synonyms Astrocanthus stellatus, Halieutaea sinica, Halieutaea spicata, Halieutea spicata, Lophius faujas, Lophius muricatus   
Reference Ho, H. C. , H. Endo, and K. Sakamaki. 2008. A new species of Halicmetus (Lophiiformes: Ogcocephalidae) from the western Pacific, with comments on congeners. Zoological Studies v. 47 (no. 6): 767-773.  Annandale, N. etc. 1910 Lee, S.-C. 1988 Ho, H.C. etc. 2008 
Specimen List ASIZP0056092. ASIZP0056147. ASIZP0058256. ASIZP0059593. ASIZP0062547. ASIZP0062588. ASIZP0062594. ASIZP0063253. ASIZP0064521. ASIZP0067770. ASIZP0070152. ASIZP0070190. ASIZP0070236. ASIZP0072174. ASIZP0072184. ASIZP0803531. ASIZP0913531. NMMSTP01603. NMNSF00335. NMNSF00880. NMNSF00884. NMNSF00885. NTOU-AE6131. NTOU-AE6142.  
Common Name Indian handfish; Yellow-footed walking batfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin rays 4; anal fin rays 4; pectoral fin rays 13; pelvic fin rays 5; caudal fin rays 9. Body depressed with a broad circular disk and a tail shorter than disk; head relatively compressed, no convex; 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 edge of esca; gill 2 1/2; dorsal surface covered with stout and simple spines, most have more four roots; disk edge including tail spines divided into 3-5 stout point; dorsal surface covered with dermal spinules between tubercles; ventral surface covered with numerous dermal spinules; interorbit space broader than eye diameter; pale to pinkish in color; with two large “H” shap dark brown pattern on dorsal surface; pectoral fin edge lightly or light yellow with a white narrow band, the rest fins usually translucent, without black edge.
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 occurs in the nertheast Taiwan off Tashi and Suso. 
Utility No commercial value.