Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Platycephalidae
Etymology: lacrimalis: in this species; applied as an adjective (Ref. 80495).
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 111 - 325 m (Ref. 80495). Subtropical; 22°S - 30°S, 159°E - 160°E
Pacific South West: currently known only from the Chesterfield Islands, Coral Sea, and northern Norfolk Ridge, Tasman Sea.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80495)
Morphology | Morphometrics
(total): 8 - 9;
soft rays: 12. This species is distinguished by the following set of characters: D2 12-–13 (usually 12); A 12; pectoral fin rays 21-25 (mode 23); branched caudal-fin rays 8; anterior scales in the lateral line 2-4 with a spine; single preocular spine, absence of gill rakers on upper arch, ocular and interopercular flaps, and distinct antrorse lachrymal spines (Ref. 80495).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Imamura, H. and L.W. Knapp, 2009. A new species of the flathead genus Onigocia (Teleostei: Platycephalidae) collected from the Coral and Tasman Seas. Zootaxa 2008:23-28. (Ref. 80495)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 7.1 - 16.6, mean 11.8 (based on 2 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5039 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00479 (0.00212 - 0.01078), b=3.06 (2.86 - 3.26), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.6 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .