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Platycephalus indicus Bartail flathead

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Platycephalus indicus (c) by Keith Wilson

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lexID:
9626 
AphiaID:
127234 
Scientific:
Platycephalus indicus 
German:
Krokodilfisch 
English:
Bartail Flathead 
Category:
Crocodilfishes 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Platycephalidae (Family) > Platycephalus (Genus) > indicus (Species) 
Initial determination:
(Linnaeus, ), 1758 
Occurrence:
Djibouti, Sudan, Eritrea, Kuwait, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, Hong Kong, Arabian Sea, Australia, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Corea, East Africa, Egypt, Gulf of Oman / Oman, India, Indian Ocean, Indonesia, Irak, Iran, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mayotte, Mozambique, Myanmar, New Guinea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Quatar, Red Sea, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Somalia, South-Africa, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tansania, Thailand, the Andaman Sea, the Mediterranean Sea, the Seychelles, Vietnam, Yemen 
Size:
23.62" - 39.37" (60cm - 100cm) 
Temperature:
- 77 °F (°C - 25°C) 
Food:
Crabs, Edible crab, Fish (little fishes), Predatory, Rock lobster 
Difficulty:
Not suitable for home aquaria! 
Offspring:
None 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Not evaluated 
Related species at
Catalog of Life:
 
Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2016-04-08 09:05:07 

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Platycephalus indicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Bartail flathead

Platycephalus indicus grow to a maximum length of 100 cm TL, although they are commonly smaller, to 60 cm (24 inch) TL. Found on sandy and muddy bottoms of coastal waters, including estuaries, and juveniles have even been taken in freshwater. A good food fish

Synonymised names:
Callionymus indicus Linnaeus, 1758
Cottus insidiator Forsskål, 1775
Cottus madagascariensis Lacepède, 1801
Platycephalus insidiator (Forsskål, 1775)

Classification:
Biota > Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Vertebrata (Subphylum) > Gnathostomata (Superclass) > Pisces (Superclass) > Actinopteri (Class) > Scorpaeniformes (Order) > Platycephaloidei (Suborder) > Platycephalidae (Family) > Platycephalus (Genus) >

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