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Rogadius serratus  (Cuvier, 1829)

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; non-migratory; depth range 11 - 45 m (Ref. 9790).   Tropical

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Indo-West Pacific: Somalia, Mauritius, Seychelles, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Chagos Archipelago, Indonesia, Philippines, Port Moresby, northern Queensland and New Caledonia. Reported from India (Ref. 45255).

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 24.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9790); common length : 15.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 9790)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 11. Infraorbital and suborbital ridges bearing many fine serrations. Lower side of head unicarinate. Iris lappet bilobed. Caudal fin with dark basal band, whitish central band, blackish submarginal band becoming paler above, upper area usually with a few distinct dark spots.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Taken over sand around coral reefs to depths of 11 m; one specimen taken by trawl at 45 m (Ref. 9790). Also occurs on silty sand or rubble bottoms near reefs (Ref 90102).

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Knapp, L.W., 1999. Platycephalidae. Flatheads. p. 2385-2421. In K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Volume 4. Bony fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae). FAO, Rome. (Ref. 9790)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: of no interest
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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5078   [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):  3.7   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (25 of 100) .