Tentacled flathead

They are predatory bottom-dwelling fish, using their camouflage to ambush their prey.

The Tentacled flathead lives in the reef-associated, non-migratory, marine, depth range 1 - 15 m environment.

The Tentacled flathead (Papilloculiceps longiceps) or Crocodilefish is a member of the order Scorpaeniformes, an order which also includes the scorpionfishes and stonefishes. It is found in the Western Indian Ocean; the Red Sea. More

This fish is known as Tentacled Flathead and the correct latin name is Papilloculiceps Longiceps. It belongs to the Flathead family. (e) It's origin is Western Indian Ocean. (e) Character and suggestions regarding care An aggressive species. More

The Tentacled flathead (Papilloculiceps longiceps) or Crocodilefish is a member ... "Papilloculiceps longiceps". FishBase. Ed. Ranier Froese and Daniel Pauly. 4 ... en.wikipedia.org 2 ITIS Standard Report Page: Papilloculiceps longiceps Go to Print Version. More

Common names

Chato cirroso in Spanish (español)
Danzi in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Indian Ocean crocodilefish in English
Longhead flathead in English
madagascar flathead in English
Madagaskar-platkop in Afrikaans
Mbiliwili in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Papilloculiceps longiceps in French (français)
Platycéphale tentaculé in French (français)
Poisson-crocodile in French (français)
Poisson-crocodile tapis in French (français)
Sapateiro cirroso in Portuguese (Português)
Songwa in Swahili (Kiswahili)
Tentacled flathead in English
Tixsi gaad in Somali (Soomaaliga)
Vumbaua in Swahili (Kiswahili)
乳突鯒 in Mandarin Chinese
乳突鲬 in Mandarin Chinese
触角鲬 in Mandarin Chinese
觸角鯒 in Mandarin Chinese
長頭乳突鯒 in Mandarin Chinese
长头乳突鲬 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Platycephalidae
Genus : Papilloculiceps
Species : Papilloculiceps longiceps
Authority : Cuvier, 1829