Family Platycephalidae - Flatheads
  Order
:
Platycephalidae
  Class
:
Actinopterygii
No. in FishBase
:
Genera : 18 | Species : 80 Eschmeyer's Catalog of Fishes
  Environment
:
Fresh : No | Brackish : Yes | Marine : Yes
  Division
:
Marine
  Aquarium
:
none
  First Fossil Record
:
     
  Remark
:
Distribution: Indo-Pacific. Moderately to strongly depressed head. Pelvic fins behind pectoral base. Two dorsal fins: D1 6-9 spines with the first spine short and barely connected with the remaining fins; D2 11-15 soft rays. Pectoral fin with 16-22 rays. Demersal, burrying in the bottom. Feed mainly on crustaceans and small fishes. Occurring at about 10-300 m. Maximum length about 1.1 m.
  Etymology
:
Greek, platys = flat + Greek, kephale = head ( Ref. 45335).
  Reproductive guild
:
nonguarders
  Typical activity level
:
normal
  Main Ref
:
  Coordinator
:
  Deep Fin Classification
:
Osteichthyes | Actinopterygii | Actinopteri | Neopterygii | Teleostei | Osteoglossocephalai | Clupeocephala | Euteleosteomorpha | Neoteleostei | Eurypterygia | Ctenosquamata | Acanthomorphata | Acanthopterygii | Percomorphaceae | Eupercaria | | | Perciformes | Platycephaloidei | | Platycephalidae

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Species/Synonymy list for the family Platycephalidae as currently in FishBase

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Scientifc name Status Senior/Junior synonym Combination
Platycephalus indicus (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Callionymus indicus Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Cottus insidiator Forsskål, 1775
synonymjuniororiginal
Platycephalus insidiator (Forsskål, 1775)
synonymjuniornew
Cottus madagascariensis Lacepède, 1801
synonymjuniororiginal
Platycephalus endrachtensis Quoy & Gaimard, 1825
acceptedseniororiginal
Platycephalus arenarius Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886
synonymjuniororiginal
! Platycephalus arenaris Ramsay & Ogilby, 1886
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Platycephalus tasmanius Richardson, 1842
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Platycephalus cinereus Günther, 1872
synonymjuniororiginal
Platycephalus mortoni Macleay, 1883
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Platycephalus proximus Castelnau, 1872
synonymjuniororiginal
Platycephalus cultellatus Richardson, 1846
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Neoplatycephalus grandis Castelnau, 1872
synonymjuniororiginal
Platycephalus grandis (Castelnau, 1872)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniornew
Platycephalus speculator Klunzinger, 1872
acceptedseniororiginal
Neoplatycephalus speculator (Klunzinger, 1872)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Planipora melsoni Whitley, 1945
synonymjuniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Platycephalus conatus Waite & McCulloch, 1915
acceptedseniororiginal
Neoplatycephalus conatus (Waite & McCulloch, 1915)
synonymseniornew
Platycephalus speculator (non Klunzinger, 1872)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Trudis caeruleopunctatus (McCulloch, 1922)
synonymseniornew
Platycephalus westraliae (Whitley, 1938)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Platycephalus indicus (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Platycephalus endrachtensis (non Quoy & Gaimard, 1825)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Platycephalus bassensis (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal
Platycephalus orbitalis Imamura & Knapp, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal
Platycephalus marmoratus (non Stead, 1908)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Thysanophrys cirronasa (Richardson, 1848)
acceptedseniornew
! Platycephalus cirronasus Richardson, 1848
synonymseniororiginal
! Thysanophrys cirronasus (Richardson, 1848)
synonymseniornew
Thysanophrys celebica (Bleeker, 1855)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Thysanophrys celebicus (Bleeker, 1855)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Grammoplites pristis (Peters, 1855)
synonymjuniornew
Platycephalus horai de Beaufort, 1956
synonymjuniororiginal
Suggrundus brevirostris Shao & Chen, 1987
synonymjuniororiginal
Platycephalus heterolepis (non Barnard, 1927)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Thysanophrys armata (Fowler, 1938)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Platycephalus armatus (Fowler, 1938)
synonymseniornew
acceptedseniororiginal
! Thysanophrys cluitouse Schultz, 1960
synonymseniororiginal
Cociella chiltonae (Schultz, 1966)
synonymseniornew
Inegocia chiltonae (Schultz, 1966)
synonymseniornew
Platycephalus chiltonae (Schultz, 1966)
synonymseniornew
! Thysanophrys chiltoni Schultz, 1966
synonymseniororiginal
Thysanophrys longirostris (Shao & Chen, 1987)
acceptedseniornew
Suggrundus longirostris Shao & Chen, 1987
synonymseniororiginal
Thysanophrys papillaris Imamura & Knapp, 1999
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Platycephalus sp. Not applicable
synonymotherother
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Thysanophrys chiltonae (non Schultz, 1966)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
acceptedseniororiginal
Grammoplites scaber (Linnaeus, 1758)
acceptedseniornew
Cottus scaber Linnaeus, 1758
synonymseniororiginal
Platycephalus scaber (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
Thysanophrys scaber (Linnaeus, 1758)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Grammoplites suppositus (Troschel, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Grammoplites scaber (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliednew
Grammoplites knappi Imamura & Amaoka, 1994
acceptedseniororiginal
Grammoplites scaber (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliednew
Elates ransonnettii (Steindachner, 1876)
acceptedseniornew
Platycephalus ransonnettii Steindachner, 1876
synonymseniororiginal
! Elates ransconnetti (Steindachner, 1876)
synonymseniornew
! Elates ransonetti (Steindachner, 1876)
synonymseniornew
! Elates ransonneti (Steindachner, 1876)
synonymseniornew
! Elates ransonnetii (Steindachner, 1876)
synonymseniornew
! Elates ransonnetti (Steindachner, 1876)
synonymseniornew
! Elatis ransonnetti (Steindachner, 1876)
synonymseniornew
! Platycephalus ransonnetii Steindachner, 1876
synonymseniororiginal
Elates thompsoni Jordan & Seale, 1907
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Rogadius asper (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
Platycephalus asper Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
Rogadius pristiger (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliednew
Rogadius pristiger (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Rogadius asper (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliednew
Rogadius serratus (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Rogadius polijodon (Bleeker, 1853)
synonymjuniornew
! Platycephalus polijodon Bleeker, 1853
synonymjuniororiginal
Rogadius welanderi (Schultz, 1966)
acceptedseniornew
Wakiyus welanderi Schultz, 1966
synonymseniororiginal
Sorsogona welanderi (Schultz, 1966)
synonymseniornew
Rogadius patriciae Knapp, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal
Rogadius mcgroutheri Imamura, 2007
acceptedseniororiginal
Rogadius fehlmanni Knapp, 2012
acceptedseniororiginal
Inegocia japonica (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Silurus inermis Houttuyn, 1782
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
Silurus imberbis Gmelin, 1789
synonymotheroriginal
ambiguousotheroriginal
Inegocia japonica (Tilesius, 1814)
ambiguousothernew
! Inegocia japonicas (Tilesius, 1814)
ambiguousothernew
! Inegocia japonicus (Tilesius, 1814)
ambiguousothernew
! Thysanophrys japonicus (Tilesius, 1814)
ambiguousothernew
synonymjuniororiginal
! Inegocia borboriensis (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Inegocia isacanthus (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymjuniornew
Suggrundus isacanthus (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Inegocia harrisii (McCulloch, 1914)
acceptedseniornew
Insidiator harrisii McCulloch, 1914
synonymseniororiginal
Platycephalus harrisii (McCulloch, 1914)
synonymseniornew
Inegocia ochiaii Imamura, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal
Inegocia guttata (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliednew
Platycephalus guttata (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Onigocia macrolepis (Bleeker, 1854)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Thysanophrys macrolepis (Bleeker, 1854)
synonymseniornew
Onigocia spinosa (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)
acceptedseniornew
Platycephalus spinosus Temminck & Schlegel, 1843
synonymseniororiginal
Insidiator spinosus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)
synonymseniornew
Thysanophrys spinosus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)
synonymseniornew
Onigocia grandisquama (Regan, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Onigocia oligolepis (Regan, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Onigocia pedimacula (Regan, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Onigocia pedimaculata (Regan, 1908)
synonymseniornew
Onigocia bimaculata Knapp, Imamura & Sakashita, 2000
acceptedseniororiginal
Onigocia oligolepis (non Regan, 1908)
misappliedmisappliednew
Platycephalus oligolepis (non Regan, 1908)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Onigocia lacrimalis Imamura & Knapp, 2009
acceptedseniororiginal
Onigocia sibogae Imamura, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal
ambiguoushomonymoriginal
Ratabulus megacephalus (Tanaka, 1917)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Ratabulus megacephalua (Tanaka, 1917)
synonymseniornew
Cociella crocodila (non Tilesius, 1814)
misappliedmisappliednew
Ratabulus diversidens (non McCulloch, 1914)
misappliedmisappliednew
Ratabulus diversidens (McCulloch, 1914)
acceptedseniornew
Suggrundus diversidens (McCulloch, 1914)
synonymseniornew
Insidiator diversidens McCulloch, 1914
synonymseniororiginal
Ratabulus fulviguttatus Imamura & Gomon, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal
Ratabulus diversidens (non McCulloch, 1914)
misappliedmisappliednew
! Ratabulus ventralis Imamura & Gomon, 2010
acceptedseniororiginal
Ratabulus diversidens (non McCulloch, 1914)
misappliedmisappliednew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Synonymseniororiginal
! Suggrundus meerdervoorti (Bleeker, 1860)
synonymseniornew
! Suggrundus meerdevoorti (Bleeker, 1860)
synonymseniornew
! Thysanophrys meerdervoorti (Bleeker, 1860)
synonymseniornew
Platycephalus rudis Günther, 1877
synonymjuniororiginal
Insidiator rudis (Günther, 1877)
synonymjuniornew
Suggrundus macracanthus (Bleeker, 1869)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Suggrundus sundaicus (Bleeker, 1878)
synonymjuniornew
Suggrundus cooperi (Regan, 1908)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Leviprora inops (Jenyns, 1840)
acceptedseniornew
Platycephalus inops Jenyns, 1840
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Platycephalus haackei Steindachner, 1883
synonymjuniororiginal
Sorsogona tuberculata (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Onigocia tuberculatus (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
Rogadius tuberculatus (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
Sorsogona prionota (Sauvage, 1873)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Rogadius prionotus (Sauvage, 1873)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Platycephalus tuberculatus (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Platycephalus sp. (non Sauvage, 1873)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
Sorsogona nigripinna (Regan, 1905)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Rogadius nigripinnis (Regan, 1905)
synonymseniornew
Sorsogona portuguesa (Smith, 1953)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
Rogadius portuguesus (Smith, 1953)
synonymseniornew
Platycephalus scaber (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliednew
Sorsogona melanoptera Knapp & Wongratana, 1987
acceptedseniororiginal
Rogadius melanopterus (Knapp & Wongratana, 1987)
synonymseniornew
Sorsogona humerosa Knapp & Heemstra, 2011
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
! Cymbacephalus nematopthalmus (Günther, 1860)
synonymseniornew
! Cymbacephalus nematopthlamus (Günther, 1860)
synonymseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Cymbacephalus bosschei (Bleeker, 1860)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Inegocia bosschei (Bleeker, 1860)
synonymseniornew
Levanaora bosschei (Bleeker, 1860)
synonymseniornew
Papilloculiceps bosschei (Bleeker, 1860)
synonymseniornew
Suggrundus bosschei (Bleeker, 1860)
synonymseniornew
Platycephalus muelleri Klunzinger, 1879
synonymjuniororiginal
! Platycephalus mülleri Klunzinger, 1879
synonymjuniororiginal
! Thysanophrys mulleri (Klunzinger, 1879)
synonymjuniornew
Cymbacephalus staigeri (Castelnau, 1875)
acceptedseniornew
Platycephalus staigeri Castelnau, 1875
synonymseniororiginal
Suggrundus staigeri (Castelnau, 1875)
synonymseniornew
Insidiator parilis McCulloch, 1914
ambiguousotheroriginal
Cymbacephalus parilis (McCulloch, 1914)
ambiguousothernew
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Cociella crocodilus (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Cociella crocodila (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
! Cociella crocodile (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
! Cociella crocodiles (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
synonymotheroriginal
Cociella crocodilus (Tilesius, 1814)
synonymothernew
Cocius crocodila (Tilesius, 1814)
synonymothernew
Cocius crocodilus (Tilesius, 1814)
synonymothernew
! Cociella crocodila (Tilesius, 1814)
synonymothernew
! Cociella crocodilla (Tilesius, 1814)
synonymothernew
! Inegocia crocodilus (Tilesius, 1814)
synonymothernew
! Platycephalus crocodila Tilesius, 1814
synonymotheroriginal
synonymseniororiginal
Inegocia guttata (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymjuniornew
Platycephalus inermis Jordan & Evermann, 1902
synonymjuniororiginal
Cociella punctata (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliednew
Platycephalus punctatus (non Cuvier, 1829)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Cociella punctata (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
! Cociella punctatus (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Platycephalus quoyi Bleeker, 1856
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Suggrundus hunti Fowler, 1937
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Cociella crocodila (non Tilesius, 1814)
misappliedmisappliednew
Cociella heemstrai Knapp, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal
Cociella hutchinsi Knapp, 1996
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniororiginal
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
! Kumococius rodericiensis (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
! Kumocoius rodericensis (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
! Suggrundus rodriconsis (Cuvier, 1829)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Platycephalus sculptus Günther, 1880
synonymjuniororiginal
Suggrundus sculptus (Günther, 1880)
synonymjuniornew
Insidiator detrusus Jordan & Seale, 1905
synonymjuniororiginal
Kumococius detrusus (Jordan & Seale, 1905)
synonymjuniornew
! Kumococcius detrusus (Jordan & Seale, 1905)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniornew
Platycephalus scaber (non Linnaeus, 1758)
misappliedmisappliednew
Platycephalus macracanthus (non Bleeker, 1869)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Thysanophrys macracanthus (non Bleeker, 1869)
misappliedmisappliedmisapplied
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Rogadius tentaculatus (Rüppell, 1838)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Platycephalus beauforti (non Knapp, 1973)
misappliedmisappliedoriginal
Ambiserrula jugosa (McCulloch, 1914)
acceptedseniornew
Insidiator jugosus McCulloch, 1914
synonymseniororiginal
Suggrundus jugosus (McCulloch, 1914)
synonymseniornew
Solitas gruveli (Pellegrin, 1905)
acceptedseniornew
Platycephalus gruveli Pellegrin, 1905
synonymseniororiginal
Grammoplites gruveli (Pellegrin, 1905)
synonymseniornew
Thysanophrys gruveli (Pellegrin, 1905)
synonymseniornew
Sunagocia arenicola (Schultz, 1966)
acceptedseniornew
synonymseniororiginal
Eurycephalus arenicola (Schultz, 1966)
synonymseniornew
Platycephalus arenicola (Schultz, 1966)
synonymseniornew
Sunagocia otaitensis (Cuvier, 1829)
acceptedseniornew
Cottus otaitensis Cuvier, 1829
synonymseniororiginal
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Thysanophrys malayanus (Bleeker, 1854)
synonymjuniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
! Platycephalus variolusus Günther, 1876
synonymjuniororiginal
Callionymus barffi Curtiss, 1944
synonymjuniororiginal
synonymjuniororiginal
Sunagocia carbunculus (Valenciennes, 1833)
acceptedseniornew
Platycephalus carbunculus Valenciennes, 1833
synonymseniororiginal
Eurycephalus carbunculus (Valenciennes, 1833)
synonymseniornew
Thysanophrys carbunculus (Valenciennes, 1833)
synonymseniornew
! Euryplatycephalus carbunculus (Valenciennes, 1833)
synonymseniornew
synonymjuniororiginal
Platycephalus cantori Bleeker, 1879
synonymjuniororiginal
Sunagocia sainsburyi Knapp & Imamura, 2004
acceptedseniororiginal
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