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Platycephalus  Bloch, 1795
Taxonomic Serial No.: 167149

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Common Name(s): flatheads [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2005   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria  – triploblasts  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                   SuperclassActinopterygii  – ray-finned fishes, spiny rayed fishes, poisson épineux, poissons à nageoires rayonnées  
                            OrderScorpaeniformes  – chabots, rascasses, mail-cheeked fishes, scorpion fishes, sculpins  
                                  FamilyPlatycephalidae  – flatheads  
                                     GenusPlatycephalus Bloch, 1795 – flatheads  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Platycephalus arenarius Ramsay and Ogilby, 1886 – sand flathead 
                                        Species Platycephalus bassensis Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1829 – cliff flathead 
                                        Species Platycephalus caeruleopunctatus McCulloch, 1922 – redspotted flathead 
                                        Species Platycephalus chauliodous Knapp, 1991  
                                        Species Platycephalus conatus Waite and McCulloch, 1915  
                                        Species Platycephalus cultellatus Richardson, 1846  
                                        Species Platycephalus endrachtensis Quoy and Gaimard, 1825  
                                        Species Platycephalus fuscus Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1829 – dusky flathead 
                                        Species Platycephalus indicus (Linnaeus, 1758) – bartail flathead 
                                        Species Platycephalus laevigatus Cuvier in Cuvier and Valenciennes, 1829 – grassy flathead 
                                        Species Platycephalus longispinis Macleay, 1884 – longspined flathead 
                                        Species Platycephalus marmoratus Stead, 1908 – marbled flathead 
                                        Species Platycephalus micracanthus Sauvage, 1873  
                                        Species Platycephalus speculator Klunzinger, 1872 – king flathead 

  Reference for:    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: Catalog of Fishes, 22-Oct-2005, website (version 17-Oct-05)  
  Acquired: 2005   
  Reference for: Platycephalus   
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Platycephalus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Eschmeyer, William N., ed.  
  Publication Date: 1998   
  Article/Chapter Title: Catalog of Fishes   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Special Publication of the Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, no. 1, vol 1-3   
  Page(s): 2905   
  Publisher: California Academy of Sciences   
  Publication Place: San Francisco, California, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-940228-47-5   
  Notes: Available online at   
  Reference for: Platycephalus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Hureau, J.-C., and Th. Monod, eds.  
  Publication Date: 1973   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Check-list of the fishes of the north-eastern Atlantic and of the Mediterranean (Clofnam), vol. 1   
  Page(s): xxii + 683   
  Publisher: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)   
  Publication Place: Paris, France   
  ISBN/ISSN: 92-3-001100-2, 0385-1109  
  Reference for: Platycephalus   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Nelson, Joseph S.  
  Publication Date: 1994   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Fishes of the World, Third Edition   
  Page(s): xvii + 600   
  Publisher: John Wiley and Sons   
  Publication Place: New York, New York, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-471-54713-1   
  Reference for: Platycephalus   

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