Sunagocia sainsburyi Knapp & Imamura, 2004
Sainsbury's flathead
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 Family:  Platycephalidae (Flatheads)
 Max. size:  9.7 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 20 - 74 m
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific coasts of Australia.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-11; Anal soft rays: 12-12; Vertebrae: 27-27. This species has the following characters: preorbital spines 4-5; total gill rakers on the first arch 5; bony expansion of the suborbital ridge upper base on cheek with 1-2 rows of small spines; maxilla reaching to below middle eye; papilla on upper surface of eye absent; ethmoid with a series of spines and several pairs of nasal spines; supraorbital and suborbital ridges with numerous smaller spines; no sensory tubules on cheek area below the suborbital ridge (Ref. 76979).
 Biology:  A benthic species found in soft-bottom continental shelves (Ref. 75154).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 28.07.08

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