Smooth-snout Fathead, Onigocia lacrimalis Imamura & Knapp 2009



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Dianne J. Bray, Onigocia lacrimalis in Fishes of Australia, accessed 18 Oct 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/Home/species/2691

Smooth-snout Fathead, Onigocia lacrimalis Imamura & Knapp 2009

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Distribution

In the Australian EEZ - from the northern part of the Norfolk Ridge, south of Norfolk Island, Tasman Sea; also occurs in the Chesterfield Islands, Coral Sea.

Features

Dorsal fin VIII-IX, 12-13; Anal fin rays 12; Branched caudal-fin rays 8; Pectoral fin 21-25; Gill rakers 0 + 4-5; anterior scales in the lateral line 2-4 with a spine.
Head with a single preocular spine, gill rakers absent on upper arch, ocular and interopercular flaps present, and distinct antrorse lachrymal spines present.

Author

Dianne J. Bray

Smooth-snout Fathead, Onigocia lacrimalis Imamura & Knapp 2009

References


Imamura, H. 2011. Onigocia sibogae, a replacement name for a distinct species of flathead fish, Platycephalus grandisquamis Weber, 1913 (Teleostei: Platycephalidae). Zootaxa 3066: 52-60.

Imamura, H. 2012. Validity and redescription of the flathead fish, Onigocia macrocephala (Weber, 1913) (Teleostei: Playcephalidae). Zootaxa 3450: 23-32.

Imamura, H. & L.W. Knapp. 2009. A new species of the flathead genus Onigocia (Teleostei: Platycephalidae) collected from the Coral and Tasman Seas. Zootaxa 2008:3-28. 

Quick Facts


Danger:Venomous spines

Depth:110-330 m

Habitat:Benthic

Max Size:14.5 cm SL

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