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Family: Platycephalidae Flatheads



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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Ambiserrula jugosa
[Mud flathead]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Cociella crocodilus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Cociella crocodilus
[Crocodile flathead]

Photo by MNHN

Western Indian Ocean

Cociella heemstrai Knapp, 1996

Photo by MNHN
 
Cociella heemstrai
[]
No picture found
Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Cociella hutchinsi
[Brownmargin flathead]

Photo by Winterbottom, R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Cociella punctata (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Winterbottom, R.
 
Cociella punctata
[Spotted flathead]

Photo by MNHN

Western Indian Ocean

Cociella somaliensis Knapp, 1996

Photo by MNHN
 
Cociella somaliensis
[]

Photo by Honeycutt, K.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Cymbacephalus beauforti (Knapp, 1973)

Photo by Honeycutt, K.
 
Cymbacephalus beauforti
[Crocodile fish]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Cymbacephalus bosschei (Bleeker, 1860)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Cymbacephalus bosschei
[Small-eyed flathead]

Photo by Banks, I.

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 58 cm TL
Cymbacephalus nematophthalmus (Günther, 1860)

Photo by Banks, I.
 
Cymbacephalus nematophthalmus
[Fringe-eyed flathead]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL

 
Cymbacephalus staigeri
[Northern rock flathead]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Elates ransonnettii (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Elates ransonnettii
[Dwarf flathead]

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Grammoplites knappi Imamura & Amaoka, 1994

Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.
 
Grammoplites knappi
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Grammoplites scaber (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Grammoplites scaber
[Rough flathead]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Grammoplites suppositus (Troschel, 1840)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Grammoplites suppositus
[Spotfin flathead]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Inegocia harrisii (McCulloch, 1914)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Inegocia harrisii
[Harris's flathead]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Inegocia japonica (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Inegocia japonica
[Japanese flathead]
No picture found
East Asia
Max. Length 44.4 cm SL

 
Inegocia ochiaii
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Kumococius rodericensis (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Kumococius rodericensis
[Spiny flathead]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 29.2 cm SL

 
Leviprora inops
[Longhead flathead]

Photo by MNHN

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL
Onigocia bimaculata Knapp, Imamura & Sakashita, 2000

Photo by MNHN
 
Onigocia bimaculata
[Two-spotted flathead]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL

 
Onigocia grandisquama
[]
No picture found
Pacific South West
Max. Length 14.4 cm SL

 
Onigocia lacrimalis
[Smooth-snout flathead]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Onigocia macrolepis (Bleeker, 1854)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Onigocia macrolepis
[Notched flathead]

Photo by Yin, Robert

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Onigocia oligolepis (Regan, 1908)

Photo by Yin, Robert
 
Onigocia oligolepis
[Large-scale flathead]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm TL
Onigocia pedimacula (Regan, 1908)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Onigocia pedimacula
[Broadband flathead]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific

 
Onigocia sibogae
[]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Onigocia spinosa (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Onigocia spinosa
[Midget flathead]

Photo by Goebbels, D.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 70 cm TL
Papilloculiceps longiceps (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Goebbels, D.
 
Papilloculiceps longiceps
[Tentacled flathead]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 55 cm TL

 
Platycephalus aurimaculatus
[Toothy flathead]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Platycephalus bassensis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by CSIRO
 
Platycephalus bassensis
[Southern sand flathead]

Photo by Dijkstra, K.

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Platycephalus caeruleopunctatus McCulloch, 1922

Photo by Dijkstra, K.
 
Platycephalus caeruleopunctatus
[Blue-spotted flathead]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Platycephalus chauliodous
[Bigtooth flathead]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 94 cm TL
Platycephalus conatus Waite & McCulloch, 1915

Photo by CSIRO
 
Platycephalus conatus
[Deepwater flathead]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific

 
Platycephalus cultellatus
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Eastern Indian Ocean to W
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Platycephalus endrachtensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1825

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Platycephalus endrachtensis
[Bar-tailed flathead]

Photo by Banks, I.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Platycephalus fuscus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Banks, I.
 
Platycephalus fuscus
[Dusky flathead]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Platycephalus grandispinis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by CSIRO
 
Platycephalus grandispinis
[Longspine flathead]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Platycephalus indicus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Platycephalus indicus
[Bartail flathead]

Photo by Schulz, S.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Platycephalus laevigatus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Schulz, S.
 
Platycephalus laevigatus
[Rock flathead]

Photo by Yau, B.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Platycephalus marmoratus Stead, 1908

Photo by Yau, B.
 
Platycephalus marmoratus
[Marbled flathead]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Platycephalus micracanthus
[]
No picture found
Easrtern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 33.3 cm

 
Platycephalus orbitalis
[Western-Australian flathead]

Photo by CSIRO

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Platycephalus richardsoni Castelnau, 1872

Photo by CSIRO
 
Platycephalus richardsoni
[Tiger flathead]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Platycephalus speculator Klunzinger, 1872

Photo by CSIRO
 
Platycephalus speculator
[Southern bluespotted flathead]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean to W
Max. Length 55.3 cm SL

 
Platycephalus westraliae
[]

Photo by Dijkstra, K.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 39.1 cm SL
Ratabulus diversidens (McCulloch, 1914)

Photo by Dijkstra, K.
 
Ratabulus diversidens
[Freespine flathead]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean to W
Max. Length 26.6 cm SL

 
Ratabulus fulviguttatus
[Orange-freckled flathead]

Photo by Cornish, A.

North Western Pacific
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Ratabulus megacephalus (Tanaka, 1917)

Photo by Cornish, A.
 
Ratabulus megacephalus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 32.8 cm SL

 
Ratabulus ventralis
[]

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Rogadius asper (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Rogadius asper
[Olive-tailed flathead]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Rogadius fehlmanni
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 14.6 cm SL

 
Rogadius mcgroutheri
[McGrouther’s flathead]

Photo by Steene, R.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Rogadius patriciae Knapp, 1987

Photo by Steene, R.
 
Rogadius patriciae
[Black-banded flathead]

Photo by Tonozuka, T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Rogadius pristiger (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Tonozuka, T.
 
Rogadius pristiger
[Thorny flathead]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 24 cm TL
Rogadius serratus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Rogadius serratus
[Serrated flathead]

Photo by Tonozuka, T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Rogadius welanderi (Schultz, 1966)

Photo by Tonozuka, T.
 
Rogadius welanderi
[Welander's flathead]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Solitas gruveli (Pellegrin, 1905)

Photo by FAO
 
Solitas gruveli
[Guinea flathead]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Sorsogona humerosa
[White-margined flathead]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14.5 cm TL

 
Sorsogona melanoptera
[Obscure flathead]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Sorsogona nigripinna
[Blackfin flathead]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Sorsogona portuguesa (Smith, 1953)

Photo by SFSA
 
Sorsogona portuguesa
[South African thorny flathead]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean in D
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Sorsogona prionota (Sauvage, 1873)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sorsogona prionota
[Halfspined flathead]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Sorsogona tuberculata (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sorsogona tuberculata
[Tuberculated flathead]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Suggrundus cooperi
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 26 cm TL
Suggrundus macracanthus (Bleeker, 1869)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Suggrundus macracanthus
[Large-spined flathead]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 16.4 cm SL
Suggrundus meerdervoortii (Bleeker, 1860)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Suggrundus meerdervoortii
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 37 cm TL
Sunagocia arenicola (Schultz, 1966)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Sunagocia arenicola
[Broadhead flathead]

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Sunagocia carbunculus (Valenciennes, 1833)

Photo by Ryanskiy, A.
 
Sunagocia carbunculus
[Papillose flathead]

Photo by Steene, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Sunagocia otaitensis (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Steene, R.
 
Sunagocia otaitensis
[Fringelip flathead]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific coasts
Max. Length 9.7 cm SL

 
Sunagocia sainsburyi
[Sainsbury's flathead]
No picture found
Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Thysanophrys armata
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Thysanophrys celebica (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Thysanophrys celebica
[Celebes flathead]

Photo by Steene, R.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Thysanophrys chiltonae Schultz, 1966

Photo by Steene, R.
 
Thysanophrys chiltonae
[Longsnout flathead]

Photo by Smith, B.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Thysanophrys cirronasa (Richardson, 1848)

Photo by Smith, B.
 
Thysanophrys cirronasa
[Tasselsnout flathead]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 18.6 cm SL
Thysanophrys longirostris (Shao & Chen, 1987)

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Thysanophrys longirostris
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 12.1 cm SL

 
Thysanophrys papillaris
[Smallknob flathead]

Photo by Knapp, L.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL
Thysanophrys randalli Knapp, 2013

Photo by Knapp, L.
 
Thysanophrys randalli
[Snub-snouted flathead]

Photo by Knapp, L.

Western Indian Ocean, Som
Max. Length 12.7 cm SL
Thysanophrys rarita Knapp, 2013

Photo by Knapp, L.
 
Thysanophrys rarita
[Somali flathead]

Photo by Knapp, L.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.9 cm SL
Thysanophrys springeri Knapp, 2013

Photo by Knapp, L.
 
Thysanophrys springeri
[Red Sea flathead]

Photo by Knapp, L.

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 11.7 cm SL
Thysanophrys tricaudata Knapp, 2013

Photo by Knapp, L.
 
Thysanophrys tricaudata
[Sri Lankan flathead]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ambiserrula jugosa Mud flathead Southwest Pacific 12.1 SL 1914
Cociella crocodilus Crocodile flathead Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1829
Cociella heemstrai Western Indian Ocean 1996
Cociella hutchinsi Brownmargin flathead Southwest Pacific 30 TL 1996
Cociella punctata Spotted flathead Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1829
Cociella somaliensis Western Indian Ocean 1996
Cymbacephalus beauforti Crocodile fish Western Pacific 50 TL 1973
Cymbacephalus bosschei Small-eyed flathead Western Central Pacific 45 TL 1860
Cymbacephalus nematophthalmus Fringe-eyed flathead Western Central Pacific 58 TL 1860
Cymbacephalus staigeri Northern rock flathead Western Central Pacific 50 TL 1875
Elates ransonnettii Dwarf flathead Western Central Pacific 19 TL 1876
Grammoplites knappi Western Pacific 30 TL 1994
Grammoplites scaber Rough flathead Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1758
Grammoplites suppositus Spotfin flathead Indian Ocean 31 TL 1840
Inegocia harrisii Harris's flathead Indo-West Pacific 24 TL 1914
Inegocia japonica Japanese flathead Indo-West Pacific 35 TL 1829
Inegocia ochiaii East Asia 44.4 SL 2010
Kumococius rodericensis Spiny flathead Indo-West Pacific 25 TL 1829
Leviprora inops Longhead flathead Eastern Indian Ocean 29.2 SL 1840
Onigocia bimaculata Two-spotted flathead Indo-Pacific 6.6 SL 2000
Onigocia grandisquama Indo-West Pacific 6.2 SL 1908
Onigocia lacrimalis Smooth-snout flathead Pacific South West 14.4 SL 2009
Onigocia macrolepis Notched flathead Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1854
Onigocia oligolepis Large-scale flathead Indo-West Pacific 10 TL 1908
Onigocia pedimacula Broadband flathead Indo-West Pacific 11 TL 1908
Onigocia sibogae Indo-West Pacific 2011
Onigocia spinosa Midget flathead Western Pacific 25 TL 1843
Papilloculiceps longiceps Tentacled flathead Western Indian Ocean 70 TL 1829
Platycephalus aurimaculatus Toothy flathead Eastern Indian Ocean 55 TL 1987
Platycephalus bassensis Southern sand flathead Indo-Pacific 46 TL 1829
Platycephalus caeruleopunctatus Blue-spotted flathead Southwest Pacific 45 TL 1922
Platycephalus chauliodous Bigtooth flathead Eastern Indian Ocean 1991
Platycephalus conatus Deepwater flathead Indo-Pacific 94 TL 1915
Platycephalus cultellatus Northwest Pacific 1846
Platycephalus endrachtensis Bar-tailed flathead Eastern Indian Ocean to W 45 TL 1825
Platycephalus fuscus Dusky flathead Western Pacific 120 TL 1829
Platycephalus grandispinis Longspine flathead Eastern Indian Ocean 38 TL 1829
Platycephalus indicus Bartail flathead Indo-West Pacific 100 TL 1758
Platycephalus laevigatus Rock flathead Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1829
Platycephalus marmoratus Marbled flathead Indo-West Pacific 36 TL 1908
Platycephalus micracanthus Western Indian Ocean 1873
Platycephalus orbitalis Western-Australian flathead Easrtern Indian Ocean 33.3 2009
Platycephalus richardsoni Tiger flathead Southwest Pacific 65 TL 1872
Platycephalus speculator Southern bluespotted flathead Eastern Indian Ocean 90 TL 1872
Platycephalus westraliae Eastern Indian Ocean to W 55.3 SL 1938
Ratabulus diversidens Freespine flathead Indo-West Pacific 39.1 SL 1914
Ratabulus fulviguttatus Orange-freckled flathead Eastern Indian Ocean to W 26.6 SL 2010
Ratabulus megacephalus North Western Pacific 35 TL 1917
Ratabulus ventralis Western Pacific 32.8 SL 2010
Rogadius asper Olive-tailed flathead Indo-West Pacific 17 TL 1829
Rogadius fehlmanni Western Indian Ocean 11.2 SL 2012
Rogadius mcgroutheri McGrouther’s flathead Western Central Pacific 14.6 SL 2007
Rogadius patriciae Black-banded flathead Western Pacific 27 TL 1987
Rogadius pristiger Thorny flathead Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1829
Rogadius serratus Serrated flathead Indo-West Pacific 24 TL 1829
Rogadius welanderi Welander's flathead Indo-Pacific 13 TL 1966
Solitas gruveli Guinea flathead Eastern Atlantic 20 TL 1905
Sorsogona humerosa White-margined flathead Western Indian Ocean 12.5 SL 2011
Sorsogona melanoptera Obscure flathead Indian Ocean 14.5 TL 1987
Sorsogona nigripinna Blackfin flathead Western Indian Ocean 20 TL 1905
Sorsogona portuguesa South African thorny flathead Western Indian Ocean 17 TL 1953
Sorsogona prionota Halfspined flathead Western Indian Ocean in D 22 TL 1873
Sorsogona tuberculata Tuberculated flathead Indo-West Pacific 14 TL 1829
Suggrundus cooperi Western Indian Ocean 30 TL 1908
Suggrundus macracanthus Large-spined flathead Indo-West Pacific 26 TL 1869
Suggrundus meerdervoortii Northwest Pacific 16.4 SL 1860
Sunagocia arenicola Broadhead flathead Indo-Pacific 37 TL 1966
Sunagocia carbunculus Papillose flathead Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1833
Sunagocia otaitensis Fringelip flathead Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1829
Sunagocia sainsburyi Sainsbury's flathead Indo-West Pacific coasts 9.7 SL 2004
Thysanophrys armata Indo-Pacific 12.1 SL 1938
Thysanophrys celebica Celebes flathead Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1855
Thysanophrys chiltonae Longsnout flathead Indo-Pacific 25 TL 1966
Thysanophrys cirronasa Tasselsnout flathead Indo-West Pacific 38 TL 1848
Thysanophrys longirostris Northwest Pacific 18.6 SL 1987
Thysanophrys papillaris Smallknob flathead Indo-West Pacific 12.1 SL 1999
Thysanophrys randalli Snub-snouted flathead Western Indian Ocean 9.9 SL 2013
Thysanophrys rarita Somali flathead Western Indian Ocean, Som 12.7 SL 2013
Thysanophrys springeri Red Sea flathead Western Indian Ocean 8.9 SL 2013
Thysanophrys tricaudata Sri Lankan flathead Eastern Indian Ocean 11.7 SL 2013



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