New records of a flathead fish, Onigocia grandisquama (Regan, 1908) (Teleostei: Platycephalidae) from Australia

Thirteen specimens of a poorly known platycephalid fish, Onigocia grandisquama (Regan, 1908), were collected from Queensland, eastern Australia. This species can be easily separated from its congeners by having 11–12 (usually 11) anal fin rays, large head (41.1–45.3% SL), ocular flap present, iris lappet short and with multiple branches dorsally, 1–2 preocular spines, and interopercular flap absent. These specimens are the first records of the species from Australia and only the second record from the western Pacific.

Citation

Imamura, H. & McGrouther, M. 2008 04 30: New records of a flathead fish, Onigocia grandisquama (Regan, 1908) (Teleostei: Platycephalidae) from Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 52(2): 239–243. Brisbane. ISSN 0079-8835.

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    Date of publication

    30 April 2008

    Authors

    H. Imamura

    M. McGrouther