Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Platycephalidae  
 Genus Cociella  
  Cociella crocodila  (Cuvier, 1829) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms:Cociella punctataCociella punctatusGrammoplites jacksoniPlatycephalus fasciatusPlatycephalus punctatusPlatycephalus quoyiSuggrundus hunti  details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002);The Live Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol.4(FAO,1999)
Character: Dorsal fin with I-VII-VIII and 11 soft rays; anal fin with 11 soft rays; pectoral fin with 19-21 soft rays; lateral line scales 47-54; gill rakers 1 + 6-8. Teeth villiform or granular in a broad band on jaws, prevomer and palatines. Scales small and deciduous, anterior 3 or 4 scales in lateral line spined. Two or preopercular spines, the uppermost one especially prolonged into a bayonet-shape. Interopercular flap absent. 
Habitat: Inhabit demersal marine environment, occur from near shore to 100 m depth, on sand or mud bottoms. Larvae and juveniles rarely enter mangrove areas, most especially the lower reaches. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Red Sea and East Africa to the Solomon Islands, north to southern Japan, south to Australia. 
Utility: Fished through all years, edible, palatable. 
Name Code: 382805
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