Rogadius asper (Cuvier, 1829)
Olive-tailed flathead
Rogadius asper
photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.

Family:  Platycephalidae (Flatheads)
Max. size:  17 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 15 - 95 m, amphidromous
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Broome (Australia), the Arafura Sea (Ref. 9819) and northwards. Also known from southern Japan (Ref. 559), Papua New Guinea (Ref. 6192), Philippines and Taiwan (Ref. 7087) and India (Ref. 45255).
Biology:  Found on sand or mud bottoms of the continental shelf at a depth range of 15-95 m (Ref. 3476).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 06 March 2015 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 23.08.93
Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13

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