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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei
Family: Platycephalidae Flatheads

Genus: Platycephalus

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17 species
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Max. Length 55 cm TL

 
Platycephalus aurimaculatus
[Toothy flathead]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 46 cm TL
Platycephalus bassensis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Platycephalus bassensis
[Southern sand flathead]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Platycephalus caeruleopunctatus McCulloch, 1922

Photo by Photo by Dijkstra, K.
 
Platycephalus caeruleopunctatus
[Blue-spotted flathead]
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Platycephalus chauliodous
[Bigtooth flathead]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 94 cm TL
Platycephalus conatus Waite & McCulloch, 1915

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Platycephalus conatus
[Deepwater flathead]



Northwest Pacific

Platycephalus cultellatus Richardson, 1846

Photo by Photo by Vidthayanon, C.
 
Platycephalus cultellatus
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean to W
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Platycephalus endrachtensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1825

Photo by Photo by Gloerfelt-Tarp, T.
 
Platycephalus endrachtensis
[Bar-tailed flathead]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 120 cm TL
Platycephalus fuscus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Banks, I.
 
Platycephalus fuscus
[Dusky flathead]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Platycephalus grandispinis Cuvier, 1829

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Platycephalus grandispinis
[Longspine flathead]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 100 cm TL
Platycephalus indicus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Platycephalus indicus
[Bartail flathead]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Platycephalus laevigatus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by Schulz, S.
 
Platycephalus laevigatus
[Rock flathead]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Platycephalus marmoratus Stead, 1908

Photo by Photo by Yau, B.
 
Platycephalus marmoratus
[Marbled flathead]
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Platycephalus micracanthus
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Max. Length 33.3 cm

 
Platycephalus orbitalis
[Western-Australian flathead]



Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Platycephalus richardsoni Castelnau, 1872

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Platycephalus richardsoni
[Tiger flathead]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Platycephalus speculator Klunzinger, 1872

Photo by Photo by Groeneveld, R.
 
Platycephalus speculator
[Southern bluespotted flathead]
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Max. Length 55.3 cm SL

 
Platycephalus westraliae
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Platycephalus aurimaculatus Toothy flathead Eastern Indian Ocean 55 TL 1987
Platycephalus bassensis Southern sand flathead Indo-Pacific 46 TL 1829
Platycephalus caeruleopunctatus Blue-spotted flathead Southwest Pacific 45 TL 1922
Platycephalus chauliodous Bigtooth flathead Eastern Indian Ocean 1991
Platycephalus conatus Deepwater flathead Indo-Pacific 94 TL 1915
Platycephalus cultellatus Northwest Pacific 1846
Platycephalus endrachtensis Bar-tailed flathead Eastern Indian Ocean to W 45 TL 1825
Platycephalus fuscus Dusky flathead Western Pacific 120 TL 1829
Platycephalus grandispinis Longspine flathead Eastern Indian Ocean 38 TL 1829
Platycephalus indicus Bartail flathead Indo-West Pacific 100 TL 1758
Platycephalus laevigatus Rock flathead Indo-West Pacific 50 TL 1829
Platycephalus marmoratus Marbled flathead Indo-West Pacific 36 TL 1908
Platycephalus micracanthus Western Indian Ocean 1873
Platycephalus orbitalis Western-Australian flathead Easrtern Indian Ocean 33.3 2009
Platycephalus richardsoni Tiger flathead Southwest Pacific 65 TL 1872
Platycephalus speculator Southern bluespotted flathead Eastern Indian Ocean 90 TL 1872
Platycephalus westraliae Eastern Indian Ocean to W 55.3 SL 1938



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