Sorsogona tuberculata (Cuvier, 1829)
Tuberculated flathead
Sorsogona tuberculata
photo by Randall, J.E.

 Family:  Platycephalidae (Flatheads)
 Max. size:  14 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 9 - 80 m, amphidromous
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf to Indonesia, Philippines and northern Australia.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 10-12. Posterior edge of breast scales elongated to a point. Preopercular spines 4-9. Infraorbital and suborbital ridges bearing spines or serrae (some usually bicuspid). Preocular spines 2-6. Anterior 12-28 lateral line scales bearing a small spine or ridge; scales in rows above lateral line sometimes have a hook or tubercle. Total gill rakers frequently 8.
 Biology:  Found on the continental shelf on sand or mud bottoms. Benthic (Ref. 68964).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 26.05.94
 Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 07.01.16
 Checked by: Knapp, Leslie - 06.10.95

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