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
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
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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