Scientific Name
Antennatus commerson
Antennatus commerson康氏躄魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Latreille, 1804) Depth 0 - 70M
Chinese 康氏躄魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 躄魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F228 Antennariidae Edible Fish No  Chinese In Mainland China 康氏躄魚 
Max Length 33 cm  Aquarium Fish Yes  Common Name 眼斑躄魚、五腳虎 
Distribution in World India Ocean to Pan_Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Coral、Coastal、Lagoon、Coral&Sand  Holotype Locality Mauritius, Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean 
Synonyms Antennarius japonicus, Antennarius mummifer, Antennarius nummifer, Antennarius sanguifluus, Chironectes chlorostygma, Chironectes nummifer   
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)  Pietsch, T. W. etc. 1987 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List
Common Name Commerson's frogfish 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal rays 13; anal rays 8; pectoral rays 11. Body deep, globose, slightly compressed; mouth oblique to vertical; gill open small, behind and below pectoral-fin base; skin cover with close-set dermal spinules; illicium elongated, about twice length of second spine; anterior end of pterygiophore posterior to symphysis of upper jaw; membrane of second dorsal spine and cross area between second and third dorsal spine completely covered with dermal spinules; head and body covered with reddish-brown variable size patches on yellowish background, black circular present but never on belly; caudal peduncle present; all pectoral fin rays simple.
habitats It inhabits shallow marine bottom in lagoon and seaward reefs, often on jetty Pylons. 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 illicium and  
Distribution Widely distributed in throughout the Weatern India and Indo-Pacific Oceans, extending into the tropical Eastern Pacific. It occurs in the north and northeast Taiwan off Keelung, Taipei, and Yilan. 
Utility No commercial value.