Celebes flathead

The Celebes flathead lives in the demersal, non-migratory, marine, depth range 20 - 43 m environment.

The Celebes Flathead has an elongate body and a moderately depressed head. Its iris lappets have short branches. This species is brown to greenish above and pale below. The back may be crossed by four or five dark bars. More

A Celebes Flathead at a depth of 6 m, Flores, Indonesia, November 1998. More

The Celebes flathead occurs in small numbers on patches of sand around shallow reefs, particularly coral communities. Flatheads rely on camouflage to surprise small fish and crustaceans. More

Common names

Cá Chai in Vietnamese (Tiếng Việt)
Celebes flathead in English
Kwartstekel-platkop in Afrikaans
Manado flathead in English
quarterspined flathead in English
四棘鯒 in Mandarin Chinese
四棘鲬 in Mandarin Chinese
短吻大眼鯒 in Mandarin Chinese
短吻大眼鲬 in Mandarin Chinese
西里伯牛尾魚 in Mandarin Chinese
西里伯牛尾鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
西里伯繸鯒 in Mandarin Chinese
西里伯繸鲬 in Mandarin Chinese

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Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Platycephalidae
Genus : Thysanophrys
Species : Thysanophrys celebica
Authority : Bleeker, 1854