Scientific Name
Kumococius rodericensis  
Kumococius rodericensis凹鰭牛尾魚
by: Yi-Lang Jheng
Author (Cuvier, 1829) Depth 6 - 180M
Chinese 凹鰭牛尾魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 牛尾魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F313 Platycephalidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 凹鰭鯒 
Max Length 25 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 竹甲、狗祈仔、牛尾 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、North East 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality [Île de Bourbon] Réunion, western Mascarenes, southwestern Indian Ocean 
Synonyms Insidiator detrusus, Kumococcius detrusus, Kumococius detrusus, Kumococius rodericiensis, Kumocoius rodericensis, Platycephalus bengalensis, Platycephalus macracanthus, Platycephalus rodericensis, Platycephalus scaber, Platycephalus sculptus, Platycephalus timoriensis, Suggrundus bengalensis, Suggrundus rodericensis ...all 16..  
Reference 1. 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);2. Randall, J.E., 1995. Coastal fishes of Oman. University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, Hawaii. 439 p. ;3. Knapp, L. W. 1999. Family Platycephalidae. In: Carpenter and Niem (ed). Species identification guide for fisheries purposes. The living marine resources of the western central Pacific. Bony fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae). FAO, Rome. v. 4: iii-v; 2069-2790.  沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0059005. ASIZP0079324. NMMBP03362. NMMSTP00118.  
Barcode2015-11-01,Yu-Ming Shih,CO1,100%
Common Name White-finned flathead; Spiny flathead 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with I-VIII spines and 11-12 soft rays; anal fin with 11-13 soft rays; pectoral fin with 19-21 soft rays; lateral line scales 49-54; gill rakers 1+5-7. Anterior nostril without a dermal flap. Three preopercular spines, the uppermost one especially elongated, the lower one rudimentary. Second dorsal fin spine noticeably shorter than third. Pectoral fin with a falcate posterior margin and a whitish central area. Interopercular flap present.
habitats Inhabit demersal marine environment; depth range 6 - 75 m; sandy mud bottom of the continental shelf. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Persian Gulf and the Mascarenes to the Philippines, north to Taiwan, southern Japan, south to northern Australia. 
Utility Minor commercial food species, edible.