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Ratabulus diversidens  (McCulloch, 1914)

Freespine flathead
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Platycephalidae (Flatheads)

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Marine; demersal; depth range 30 - 345 m (Ref. 86254).   Subtropical; 17°S - 39°S (Ref. 86254)

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Indo-West Pacific: Eastern Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 39.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 86254)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-11; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 12. This species is distinguished by the following characters: 80-93 anteroventrally slanted oblique scale rows above lateral line; snout length 29.5-32.3% HL, slightly decreasing proportionally with growth; pectoral fin length 13.9-15.8% SL; pelvic fin length 22.1-28.5% SL; nasal bone with tubercles in larger specimens; dorsal surface of head with large, pale to dark-brown irregularly shaped spots, body without spots dorsally; pelvic fin with large brown spots (Ref. 86254).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Occurs over gravel bottom of the continental shelf and continental slope (Ref. 75154).

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Imamura, H. and M.F. Gomon, 2010. Taxonomic revision of the genus Ratabulus (Teleostei: Platycephalidae), with descriptions of two new species from Australia. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 67:19-33. (Ref. 86254)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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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):  3.9   ±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 (44 of 100) .