Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Platycephalidae  
 Genus Thysanophrys  
  Thysanophrys chiltonae  Schultz, 1966 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Cociella chiltonaeInegocia chiltonaePlatycephalus chiltonaeThysanophrys chiltoniThysanophrys cluitouse  details
Citation:
1. 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
2. Knapp, L. W. 1999. Family Platycephalidae. In: Carpenter and Niem (ed). Species identification guide for fisheries purposes. The living marine resources of the western central Pacific. Bony fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae). FAO, Rome. v. 4: iii-v
2069-2790
3. Shao, K. T. and J. P. Chen, 1987. Fishes of the family Platycephalidae (Teleostei: Platycephaloidei) of Taiwan with descriptions of two new species. Bull. Inst. Zool. Acad. Sin. 26(1):77-94.
Character: Dorsal fin with I-VII-VIII spines and 11-12 soft rays; anal 12 soft rays; pectoral fin with 20-21 soft rays; lateral line scales 53-55; gill rakers 1+5. Body and head mottled with dark brown and buff; fin rays with dark brown or black spots; dark brown saddle blotch on top of caudal peduncle. Least interorbital width going 3.8-7.2 times in diameter of eye. Base of lower opercular spine concealed by scales. Anterior 1-3, usually 3, lateral line scales bearing a small spine. Iris lappet bearing short branches with bifurcate tips. 
Habitat: Inhabits sand areas adjacent to coral reefs. Seldom noticed for it buries itself in the sand (often partially). Usually in small groups. Feeds on crustaceans, crabs and prawns, also on fishes. 
Distribution: Indo-Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Marquesan Islands, north to the Ryukyu Islands, Taiwan, south to northern Australia. 
Utility: Not commercial food species. 
Name Code: 382823
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