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Onigocia spinosa (Temminck &. Schlegel, 1843)
MIDGET FLATHEAD
Largescaled Spiny Flathead; Platycephalus spinosa Temminck and Schlegel, 1843

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Platycephalidae  
 Genus Onigocia  
  Onigocia spinosa    (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms: Insidiator spinosus Platycephalus spinosus Thysanophrys spinosus   details
Citation: 1. 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993) 2. Myers, R.F., 1991. Micronesian reef fishes.. Second Ed. Coral Graphics, Barrigada, Guam. 298 p. 3. Knapp, L. W. 1999. Family Platycephalidae. In: Carpenter and Niem (ed). Species identification guide for fisheries purposes. The living marine resources of the western central Pacific. Bony fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae). FAO, Rome. v. 4: iii-v 2069-2790
Character: Dorsal fin with I-VIII spines and 11-12 soft rays; anal fin with 11-12 soft rays; pectoral fin with 20-22 soft rays; lateral line scales 35-42; gill rakers 1+3-5. Side of head unicarinate. A short, branched supra ocular cirrus present. Infraorbital ridge entirely serrated over eye. Preopercular spines 3-5, not noticeably slanting towards mid-line; no smooth notch under eye. Antorbital margin with 3 antrorse spines. Lower side of head unicarinate. Lateral line scales frequently 37 or 38, anterior 7 to 27 scales bearing a small spine or ridge. Iris lappet bearing numerous short branches with bifurcate tips. Upper surface of eye with a short, branched cirrus. 
Habitat: Inhabit demersal marine environment; depth range -200m; occurs inshore; taken by trawling over sand and mud bottoms to 250 m. Nocturnal, buried in the substrate during the day. 
Distribution: Western Pacific: southern Japan, Taiwan, South China Sea, Philippines, northwest shelf of Australia through Timor and Arafura seas. 
Utility: Not commercial food species. 
Name Code: 382812
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