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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Platycephalidae Flatheads

Genus: Cymbacephalus

(See list of species below)



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4 species (see list below)

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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]
4 Species of Family Platycephalidae with Genus Cymbacephalus
(Flatheads)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1973 Cymbacephalus beauforti Crocodile fish Western Pacific 50 TL
1860 Cymbacephalus bosschei Small-eyed flathead Western Central Pacific 45 TL
1860 Cymbacephalus nematophthalmus Fringe-eyed flathead Western Central Pacific 58 TL
1875 Cymbacephalus staigeri Northern rock flathead Western Central Pacific 50 TL



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