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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Platycephalidae Flatheads

Genus: Sorsogona

(See list of species below)



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6 species (see list below)

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Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Sorsogona humerosa
[White-margined flathead]
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Indian Ocean
Max. Length 14.5 cm TL

 
Sorsogona melanoptera
[Obscure flathead]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Sorsogona nigripinna
[Blackfin flathead]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 17 cm TL
Sorsogona portuguesa (Smith, 1953)

Photo by SFSA
 
Sorsogona portuguesa
[South African thorny flathead]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Indian Ocean in D
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Sorsogona prionota (Sauvage, 1873)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sorsogona prionota
[Halfspined flathead]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 14 cm TL
Sorsogona tuberculata (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Sorsogona tuberculata
[Tuberculated flathead]
6 Species of Family Platycephalidae with Genus Sorsogona
(Flatheads)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
2011 Sorsogona humerosa White-margined flathead Western Indian Ocean 12.5 SL
1987 Sorsogona melanoptera Obscure flathead Indian Ocean 14.5 TL
1905 Sorsogona nigripinna Blackfin flathead Western Indian Ocean 20 TL
1953 Sorsogona portuguesa South African thorny flathead Western Indian Ocean 17 TL
1873 Sorsogona prionota Halfspined flathead Western Indian Ocean in D 22 TL
1829 Sorsogona tuberculata Tuberculated flathead Indo-West Pacific 14 TL



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