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Cymbacephalus nematophthalmus  (Günther, 1860)

Fringe-eyed flathead
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Classification / Names Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Platycephalidae (Flatheads)
Etymology: Cymbacephalus: Latin, cymba = boat + Greek, kephale = head (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; brackish; demersal; non-migratory; depth range 0 - 20 m (Ref. 86942).   Tropical

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Western Central Pacific: Philippines, Borneo, Singapore, Celebes, Papua New Guinea, New Georgia and Australia from the Northwest Shelf to Brisbane.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 58.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9790); common length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9790); max. published weight: 655.00 g (Ref. 3132)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 11. Prominent pit present behind upper eye. Preopercular spines short, upper two subequal. Infraorbital ridge usually smooth over eye. Suborbital ridge bearing 1 spine below rear of eye. Dorsal fin IX or I,VIII. Dermal papillae (usually 6-9 in adults) on upper surface of eye, longest branched and reaching well above supraorbital ridge. Short dark streaks usually crossing rays in dorsal and caudal fins.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits shallow rocky coastal areas frequently associated with weed beds and mangroves, most commonly at depths of less than 5 m (Ref. 9790). Also found on sand bottoms (Ref. 3132).

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Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston, 1988. The marine fishes of north-western Australia: a field guide for anglers and divers. Western Australian Museum, Perth. 201 p. (Ref. 3132)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: subsistence fisheries
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5625   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00221 - 0.01193), b=3.04 (2.84 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  4.0   ±0.7 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (41 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   High.