Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Platycephalidae
Etymology: ochiaii: Named for Dr. Akira Ochiai, for his many contributions to fish taxonomy, including those for the Platycephalidae.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 3 - 4 m (Ref. 80401). Subtropical
East Asia: from southern Japan to the East and South China seas, including Sagami and Wakasa Bays, Hachijo-jima Island, southern Korean Peninsula, Taiwan and China.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 44.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 80401)
Morphology | Morphometrics
soft rays: 11. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D I-VIII,11; A 11; 63-76 oblique body scale rows slanting downward and backward above lateral line; long snout, 31.7-34.9% HL; long and branched iris lappet; posterior portion of orbit no distinct pit; suborbital ridge with 2 spines (no preorbital spine); one large interopercular flap present; sensory tubes from suborbitals and preopercle not covering cheek region; scales anteriorly on lateral line with either single posterior opening or with 2 openings; scales posteriorly on lateral line with 2 openings (Ref. 80401).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Imamura, H., 2010. A new species of the flathead genus Inegocia (Teleostei: Platycephalidae) from East Asia. Bull. Natl. Mus. Nat. Sci., Ser. A, (Suppl. 4):21-29. (Ref. 80401)
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
): 14.9 - 24.7, mean 20.6 (based on 194 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.6250 [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
): 4.0 ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Moderate to high vulnerability (47 of 100) .