Scientific Name
Antennarius randalli  
Antennarius randalli藍道氏躄魚
by: ©Randall, John E.
Author Allen, 1970 Depth 8 - 30M
Chinese 藍道氏躄魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 躄魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F228 Antennariidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 藍道氏躄魚 
Max Length 2.05 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 五腳虎 
Distribution in World Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South 
Habitats Coral、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Motu Tautara, western coast of Easter Island, southeastern Pacific, depth 20 meters 
Synonyms Antennarius hispidus   
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)  Allen, G. R. 1970 Pietsch, T. W. etc. 1987 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List USNM00232176.  
Common Name Randall's frogfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays 12; anal rays 7; pectoral rays 9. Body deep, globose, slightly compressed; mouth oblique to vertical; gill open small, behind and below pectoral-fin base; skin covered with close-set dermal spinules; illicium clear shorter than second dorsal spine; secondary dorsal spine strongly curved posteriorly, without terminal appendages, the latter membrane thin and translucent, connect to the third dorsal spine broadly, without bearing cutaneous appendages; third dorsal spine broadly connected to soft-dorsal fin thin membrane skin; dark-brown in color, a black spot on dorsal fin base, a small circular just behind eye and two large bright white circular on caudal fin; body size not larger than about 4 cm.
habitats It inhabits shallow marine bottom outer reef slopes, 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 c 
Distribution Distributed in the West Pacific Ocean, but rarely to be see. In Taiwan, only one record in the southern off Pingtung. 
Utility No commercial value.