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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Platycephalidae  
 Genus Thysanophrys  
  Thysanophrys celebica  (Bleeker, 1854) 
Provider: Kwang-Tsao Shao 
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Synonyms:Grammoplites pristisPlatycephalus celebicusPlatycephalus heterolepisPlatycephalus horaiPlatycephalus pristisSuggrundus brevirostrisThysanophrys celebicus  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 12 soft rays; anal fin with 12-13 soft rays; anal fin with 12 soft rays; pectoral fin with 19-21 soft rays; lateral line scales 53-55; gill raker 1+5. Brownish in color, with 3-4 dark bands crossing back. A single small papillae on posterior half of upper surface of eye. Base of lower opercular spine concealed by scales. Anal fin rays 12-13, usually 13. Anterior 2-6 lateral line scales bearing a small spine. Iris lappet with very short branches. Body with deep brown with 5-7 dark band; abdomen pallid, soft rays with scattered black spots. 
Habitat: Inhabits shallow coastal areas and appears to be taken over sandy bottom with aquatic vegetation. Taken by trawling to a depth of 43 m but usually taken with dip nets at 20 m or less. Frequently taken near coral rubble and rock.  
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: South Africa to Persian Gulf, Sri Lanka, southern India, Gulf of Thailand, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Philippines, Celebes, Irian Barat, Arafura Sea, northern Queensland, and the Solomons.  
Utility: Not commercial food species.  
Name Code: 382822
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