Thysanophrys celebica   (Bleeker,  1854) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Taxonomy
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order:Scorpaeniformes
Family:Platycephalidae

Image copyrights: Randall, J.E.

Description
Size: 10-20.0 cm TL

Color: Brownish in color, with 3-4 dark bands crossing back.

A single small papillae on posterior half of upper surface of eye. Base of lower opercular spine concealed by scales. A single small papillae on posterior half of upper surface of eye. Base of lower opercular spine concealed by scales. Dorsal spines (total): 8 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 12 - 13. Anal fin rays 12-13, usually 13. Anterior 2-6 lateral line scales bearing a small spine. Iris lappet with very short branches.

Synonym (s)
Grammoplites pristis (Peters, 1855)
(Junior Synonym)
Platycephalus celebicus Bleeker, 1854
(Senior Synonym)
Platycephalus heterolepis (non Barnard, 1927)
(Misapplied Name)
Platycephalus horai de Beaufort, 1956
(Junior Synonym)
Platycephalus pristis Peters, 1855
(Junior Synonym)
Suggrundus brevirostris Shao & Chen, 1987
(Junior Synonym)

Common Name (s)
• Celebes flathead (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Ecology
Habitat:  Reef Associated, Demersal, Rocky, Sandy, Coastal

Biogeography


• Tamil Nadu, Chennai INDIA
• Tamil Nadu, Gulf of Mannar INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Harris, SA; Cyrus, DP and Forbes, AT (1995) The larval fish assemblage at the mouth of the Kosi estuary, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa South African Journal of Marine Science 16 351-364 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Marine Biological Station, Chennai, Tamil Nadu (2003) Checklist of marine fauna of Tamil Nadu Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in
  • Dr. Ramesh, R; Dr. Nammalwar, P and Dr. Gowri, VS (2008) Database on coastal information of Tamil Nadu Report Submitted to Environmental Information System (ENVIS) Centre, Department of Environment, Government of Tamil Nadu Institute for Ocean Management, Anna University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu. Available at - http://tnenvis.nic.in/PDF/coastal%20data.pdf
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51) FAO, Rome 3 Available at - http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/ad468e/ad468e00.HTM#Contents

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