Thysanophrys

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Thysanophrys
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Longsnout Flathead (T. chiltonae)
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Tasselsnout Flathead (T. cirronasa)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Platycephalidae
Genus:Thysanophrys
J. D. Ogilby, 1898

Thysanophrys is a genus of flatheads native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.

A genus is a taxonomic rank used in the biological classification of living and fossil organisms, as well as viruses, in biology. In the hierarchy of biological classification, genus comes above species and below family. In binomial nomenclature, the genus name forms the first part of the binomial species name for each species within the genus.

Platycephalidae family of fishes

The Platycephalidae are a family of marine fish, most commonly referred to as flatheads. They are relatives of the popular lionfish, belonging to the order Scorpaeniformes.

Indian Ocean The ocean between Africa, Asia, Australia and Antarctica (or the Southern Ocean)

The Indian Ocean is the third largest of the world's oceanic divisions, covering 70,560,000 km2 (27,240,000 sq mi). It is bounded by Asia on the north, on the west by Africa, on the east by Australia, and on the south by the Southern Ocean or, depending on definition, by Antarctica.

Species

There are currently 10 recognized species in this genus: [1] [2]

Henry Weed Fowler was an American zoologist born in Holmesburg, Pennsylvania.

Pieter Bleeker Dutch medical doctor, ichthyologist and herpetologist (1819-1878)

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Leonard Peter Schultz (1901–1986) was an American ichthyologist.

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Bembridae family of fishes

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Bartail flathead species of fish

The bartail flathead, also called bar-tailed flathead, bartail blenny, gobi, Indian flathead, or Indo-Pacific flathead, is the type species for the fish genus Platycephalus. It is found in the Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean. The species has been recorded in the Mediterranean, having invaded as a Lessepsian migrant through the Suez Canal. However, although a number of specimens were caught in trawls in the late 1970s then none were caught until 2011, when one was taken off Lebanon. Following the revision of genus Platycephalus in Australia, Australian specimens previously assigned to this species are now considered a separate species, Platycephalus australis.

<i>Xenisthmus</i> genus of fishes

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Xenisthmus africanus, also known as the flathead wriggler or African wriggler, is a species of fish in the Xenisthmidae (wriggler) family, which is regarded as a synonymous with the Eleotridae,. It is found in the Indian Ocean, ranging from the coast of east Africa and to the islands in the western Indian Ocean. It has a flatter head than most other wrigglers.

Bembras is a genus of deep-water flatheads native to the Indian and western Pacific oceans.

<i>Hoplichthys</i> genus of fishes

Hoplichthys is a genus of fishes native to the Indian and Pacific Oceans. This genus is the only member of the family Hoplichthyidae.

Parabembras is a genus of sprat-like flatheads, the only genus in the family Parabembridae. The species in this genus are only known from the western Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.

<i>Cociella</i> genus of fishes

Cociella is a genus of flatheads native to the Indian and Pacific oceans.

Grammoplites is a genus of flatheads native to the western Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean.

Inegocia is a genus of flatheads native to the eastern Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.

Kumococius rodericensis, the spiny flathead, is a species of flathead native to the Indian Ocean and the tropical western Pacific Ocean where it can be found on sandy or muddy bottoms of the continental shelf at depths of from 6 to 75 metres. This species grows to a length of 25 centimetres (9.8 in) TL and is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries. This species is the only known member of its genus.

Ratabulus is a genus of flatheads native to the eastern Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.

Rogadius is a genus of flatheads native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.

<i>Sorsogona</i> genus of fishes

Sorsogona is a genus of flatheads native to the Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean.

Suggrundus is a genus of flatheads native to the eastern Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean.

Sunagocia is a genus of flatheads native to the Indian and Pacific oceans.

The African deep-water flathead,, is a species of sprat-like flathead fish belonging to the family Parabembridae. It is found in Western Indian Ocean.

References

  1. Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2012). Species of Thysanophrys in FishBase . December 2012 version.
  2. 1 2 3 4 5 Knapp, L. W. (2013): Descriptions of four new species of Thysanophrys (Scorpaeniformes: Platycephalidae) from the Western Indian Ocean. Zootaxa, 3608 (2): 127–136.