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Platycephalus endrachtensis  Quoy & Gaimard, 1825

Bar-tailed 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: Quoy, Gaimard.

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

Marine; demersal.   Tropical

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Eastern Indian Ocean to Western Pacific: Australia and Indonesia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 45.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3132); max. published weight: 5.0 kg (Ref. 3132)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

This species is distinguished by the following characters: a single small isolated dorsal spine anteriorly; second dorsal and anal fin rays usually 13; snout long, 28.5-31.0% HL; larger specimens with interorbit narrow 7.7-12.0% HL; postorbital short, 50.7-56.4% HL; posterior portion of snout and interorbital covered with scales; upper iris lappet triangular; skinny sensory tubes from the suborbital bones and preopercle not covering the cheek region; preopercule with 2 spines, the lower slightly longer than the upper; fingerlike interopercular flap; a single exterior opening of the lateral line scales; head and body pale brown, with many small brownish spots dorsally, 4 or more dark longitudinal bands on caudal fin, and upper lobe of caudal fin lacking yellow blotch when fresh (Ref. 86914).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on sand bottoms (Ref. 3132). Neither anterolateral glandular groove nor venom gland is present (Ref. 57406).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

Main reference Upload your references | References | Coordinator | Collaborators

Imamura, H., 2008. Synonymy of two species of the genus Platycephalus and validity of Platycephalus westraliae (Teleostei: Platycephalidae). Ichthyol. Res. 55:399-406. (Ref. 86914)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 115941)

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless (Ref. 57406)




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 21.5 - 28.8, mean 27.7 (based on 528 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5000   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00223 - 0.01182), b=3.04 (2.84 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.4   ±0.7 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (36 of 100) .