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Thysanophrys chiltonae Longsnout flathead


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lexID:
7645 
AphiaID:
218156 
Scientific:
Thysanophrys chiltonae 
German:
Langnasiger Krokodilsfisch 
English:
Longsnout Flathead 
Category:
Crocodilfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Platycephalidae (Family) > Thysanophrys (Genus) > chiltonae (Species) 
Initial determination:
Schultz, 1966 
Occurrence:
Australia, Great Barrier Reef, Indian Ocean, Mauritius, South-Africa, Thailand, the Seychelles 
Size:
7.09" - 9.84" (18cm - 25cm) 
Temperature:
73.4 °F - 77 °F (23°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Crustaceans, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Invertebrates, Schrimps 
Tank:
879.91 gal (~ 4000L) 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2014-10-23 10:56:33 

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Thysanophrys chiltonae Schultz, 1966
Longsnout flathead

Thysanophrys is a genus of flatheads native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean. The Longsnout Flathead has a long, spatulate snout. It is mostly white with brown saddles on its back.

Inhabits sand areas adjacent to coral reefs. Feeds on crustaceans, crabs and prawns, also on fishes.

Synonymised names:
Cociella chiltonae (Schultz, 1966)
Inegocia chiltonae (Schultz, 1966)
Platycephalus chiltonae (Schultz, 1966)
Thysanophrys chiltoni Schultz, 1966 (misspelling)
Thysanophrys cluitouse Schultz, 1960 (misspelling)

Classification:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Platycephalidae (Family) > Thysanophrys (Genus)

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  1. Fishbase (multi)
  2. WoRMS

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