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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Platycephalidae Flatheads

Genus: Cymbacephalus

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

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



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

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Cymbacephalus bosschei
[Small-eyed flathead]



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

Photo by Photo by Banks, I.
 
Cymbacephalus nematophthalmus
[Fringe-eyed flathead]
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Max. Length 50 cm TL

 
Cymbacephalus staigeri
[Northern rock flathead]



4 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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