Platycephalus grandispinis  Cuvier, 1829

Longspine flathead
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Platycephalidae (Flatheads)
Etymology: Platycephalus: Greek, platys = flat + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335).   More on author: Macleay.

Issue
Platycephalus grandispinis was found to have priority over P. longispinis by Imamura, 2013 (Ref. 94990).

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 75 m (Ref. 9563).   Subtropical; 24°S - 39°S

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Eastern Indian Ocean: endemic to Australia.

Length at first maturity / Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm 17.5  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9563)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 14; Anal soft rays: 14. This species is distinguished by the following characters: D2 14; A 14; lateral line scales 73-82; total gill rakers 19-26; interorbit becoming wider with growth, narrower than orbital diameter; no distinct interopercular flap, sometimes a small flap or weak convexity is present; supraoccipital with a ridge; much longer preopercular spine than upper, often extending nearly to posterior margin of opercle, length ratio of lower to upper spines, 1.9-3.3:1 and this ratio tends to become smaller with growth; no large canine teeth on anteromedial part of upper jaw; no small dark dots on head and body; posteroventral part of caudal fin with blackish or dark-brownish marking (Ref. 94990).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found inshore (Ref. 7300).

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Imamura, H., 2013. Validity of Platycephalus grandispinis Cuvier, 1829, with priority over Platycephalus longispinis Macleay, 1884 (Actinopterygii: Scorpaeniformes: Platycephalidae). Species Diversity 18:183-192. (Ref. 94990)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 15.3 - 23.3, mean 17.9 (based on 200 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00222 - 0.01187), b=3.04 (2.83 - 3.25), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.8   ±0.4 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .