- The Ichthyological Society of Japan
- 魚類学雑誌 (ISSN:00215090)
- vol.46, no.2, pp.101-103, 1999-11-30 (Released:2010-06-28)
A specimen of Antennarius analis (Lophiiformes: Antennariidae), collected from Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Islands, Japan, represents the northernmost record of the species and the first record from Japanese waters. The species is easily distinguished from other members of the family in having the opercular opening adjacent to the anal fin. Judging from comments in the remarks accompanying the original description, the author of the species is Schultz, who was alone responsible for both the name and description of the species.