Onigocia oligolepis   (Regan,  1908) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Size: 10 cm.

Color: Pale tan in color, whitish below; back crossed by a broad dark band at spiny dorsal and 2-3 smaller dark bands posteriorly; prominent black blotch on pelvic fins.

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11 - 111; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 11.

Synonym (s)
Platycephalus oligolepis Regan, 1908

Common Name (s)
• Dwarf Flathead (English)
• Large Scale Flathead (English)
• Red Banded Flathead (English)
Economic Importance and Threats

Habitat:  Sandy, Muddy, Coastal
Prey:  Crabs, prawns, and fish.


• Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Andaman Islands (Lat: 10) (Long: 93) INDIA

Literature Source(s)
  • Rao, DV; Devi, K and Rajan, PT (2000) An account of ichthyofauna of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bay of Bengal Occasional paper no 178 Records of the Zoological Survey of India ZSI, Calcutta 1-434 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Heemstra, E; Heemstra, P; Smale, M; Hoopers, T and Pelicier, D (2004) Preliminary checklist of coastal fishes from the Mauritian island of Rodrigues Journal of natural history Taylor and Francis 38(23-24) 3315 - 3350 Available at - taylorandfrancis.metapress.com/ index/
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org

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