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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Platycephalidae Flatheads

Genus: Platycephalus

(See list of species below)



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17 species (see list below)

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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
[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
[Deep-water 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
[Long-spined 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
[Black 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
[Yank flathead]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean to W
Max. Length 55.3 cm SL

 
Platycephalus westraliae
[]
17 Species of Family Platycephalidae with Genus Platycephalus
(Flatheads)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1987 Platycephalus aurimaculatus Toothy flathead Eastern Indian Ocean 55 TL
1829 Platycephalus bassensis Sand flathead Indo-Pacific 46 TL
1922 Platycephalus caeruleopunctatus Blue-spotted flathead Southwest Pacific 45 TL
1991 Platycephalus chauliodous Bigtooth flathead Eastern Indian Ocean
1915 Platycephalus conatus Deep-water flathead Indo-Pacific 94 TL
1846 Platycephalus cultellatus Northwest Pacific
1825 Platycephalus endrachtensis Bar-tailed flathead Eastern Indian Ocean to W 45 TL
1829 Platycephalus fuscus Dusky flathead Western Pacific 120 TL
1829 Platycephalus grandispinis Long-spined flathead Eastern Indian Ocean 38 TL
1758 Platycephalus indicus Bartail flathead Indo-West Pacific 100 TL
1829 Platycephalus laevigatus Black flathead Indo-West Pacific 50 TL
1908 Platycephalus marmoratus Marbled flathead Indo-West Pacific 36 TL
1873 Platycephalus micracanthus Western Indian Ocean
2009 Platycephalus orbitalis Western-Australian flathead Easrtern Indian Ocean 33.3
1872 Platycephalus richardsoni Tiger flathead Southwest Pacific 65 TL
1872 Platycephalus speculator Yank flathead Eastern Indian Ocean 90 TL
1938 Platycephalus westraliae Eastern Indian Ocean to W 55.3 SL



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