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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Platycephalidae  
 Genus Ratabulus  
  Ratabulus megacephalus  (Tanaka, 1917) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Ratabulus diversidensRatabulus megacephaluaThysanophrys megacephalus  details
Citation:
1. 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993)
2. Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes.. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p.
3. 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
Character: Dorsal fin with I-VIII-I and 11 soft rays; anal fin with 11-12 soft rays; pectoral fin 19-20; lateral line scales 47-54; gill rakers 1+ 6-8. Some of teeth on jaws, prevomer and palatines canine-like, and even depressible. Three preopercular spines, the uppermost one prolonged into a bayonet-shape, the lower one rudimentary. Interopercular flap entirely absent. Caudal fin distinctly truncated. 
Habitat: Inhabit demersal marine environment; depth range 79 - 261 m. Taken by trawling at depths of 79 to 261m. Recorded by Galathea Station 539 as being dredged over gravel. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: East China Sea and South China Sea, Taiwan to the Northwest Shelf of Australia, Timor Sea, Coral Sea, and Botany Bay, New South Wales. 
Utility: Minor commercial food species. 
Name Code: 382814
  
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