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Sorsogona tuberculata (Cuvier, 1829)
TUBERCULATE FLATHEAD
Heart-headed Flathead; Tuberculated Flathead; Platycephalus tuberculatus Cuvier, 1829; Sorsogona serrulata Herre, 1934; Suggrundus tuberculatus suggrundus Whitley, 1933

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Platycephalidae  
 Genus Sorsogona  
  Sorsogona tuberculata    (Cuvier, 1829) 
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Synonyms: Onigocia tuberculatus Platycephalus tuberculatus Rogadius tuberculatus Thysanophrys tuberculatus   details
Citation: 1. 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993) 2. 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 3. Shao, K. T. and J. P. Chen, 1987. Fishes of the family Platycephalidae (Teleostei: Platycephaloidei) of Taiwan with descriptions of two new species. Bull. Inst. Zool. Acad. Sin. 26(1):77-94.
Character: Dorsal fin with I-VII spines and 10-12 soft rays; anal fin with 10-12 soft rays. Posterior edge of breast scales elongated to a point. Preopercular spines 4-9. Infraorbital and suborbital ridges bearing spines or serrae (some usually bicuspid). Preocular spines 2-6. Anterior 12-28 lateral line scales bearing a small spine or ridge; scales in rows above lateral line sometimes have a hook or tubercle. Total gill rakers frequently 8. Body and caudal with blackish striation; caudal peduncle, pectoral fin and ventral fin with scattered spot. 
Habitat: Inhabit demersal marine environment; depth range 9 - 80 m; amphidromous. Found on the continental shelf on sand or mud bottoms. Attains 14.0 cm TL. 
Distribution: Indo-West pacific: Persian Gulf, northern Indian Ocean, Malaysia, Gulf of Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Northwest Shelf of Australia to Gulf of Carpentaria and Coral Sea. Absent from the Red Sea and eastern coast of Africa. 
Utility: Minor commercial food species. 
Name Code: 382817
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Sorsogona tuberculata (Cuvier , 1829)

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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Platycephalidae (Flatheads)
  More on author: Cuvier .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; amphidromous (Ref. 51243 ); depth range 9 - 80 m (Ref. 9790 ).   Deep-water

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Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf to Indonesia, Philippines and northern Australia.

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Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 14.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3476 ); common length : 12.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 3476 )

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Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 10-12; Anal spines : 0; Anal soft rays : 10 - 12. Posterior edge of breast scales elongated to a point. Preopercular spines 4-9. Infraorbital and suborbital ridges bearing spines or serrae (some usually bicuspid). Preocular spines 2-6. Anterior 12-28 lateral line scales bearing a small spine or ridge; scales in rows above lateral line sometimes have a hook or tubercle. Total gill rakers frequently 8.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Found on the continental shelf on sand or mud bottoms. Benthic (Ref. 68964 ).

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Knapp, L.W. and P.C. Heemstra , 2011. Sorsogona humerosa , a new flathead fish (Scorpaeniformes: Platycephalidae) from the western Indian Ocean. Smithiana Bulletin 13:75-78. (Ref. 86965 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 20 July 2017

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Fisheries: minor commercial FAO(Publication : search ) | FishSource |

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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969 ): 24.5 - 29.1, mean 28.1 (based on 1408 cells). Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805 ):  PD 50 = 0.5156   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high]. Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00550 (0.00247 - 0.01222), b=3.05 (2.86 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245 ). Trophic Level (Ref. 69278 ):  3.6   ±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 (15 of 100) . Price category (Ref. 80766 ):   High .

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