Scientific Name
Suggrundus meerdervoortii  
Suggrundus meerdervoortii大眼牛尾魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Bleeker, 1860) Depth 20 - 100M
Chinese 大眼牛尾魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 牛尾魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F313 Platycephalidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 大眼鯒 
Max Length 16.4 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 竹甲、狗祈仔、牛尾 
Distribution in World North West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South、South West、North East、PonFu、ShaoLiuChew 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Insidiator rudis, Platycephalus meerdervoorti, Platycephalus meerdervoortii, Platycephalus rudis, Suggrundus meerdervoorti, Suggrundus meerdevoorti, Thysanophrys meerdervoorti, Thysanophrys meerdervoortii   
Reference 1. 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);2. Shao, K. T. and J. P. Chen, 1987. Fishes of the family Platycephalidae (Teleostei: Platycephaloidei) of Taiwan with descriptions of two new species. Bull. Inst. Zool. Acad. Sin. 26(1):77-94  P. Bleeker 1860 Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 Shao, K.-T. etc. 1987 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Imamura, H. etc. 1996 
Specimen List ASIZP0056040. ASIZP0056052. ASIZP0056054. ASIZP0056072. ASIZP0059055. ASIZP0059794. ASIZP0059899. ASIZP0061414. ASIZP0061562. ASIZP0061836. ASIZP0061863. ASIZP0069759. ASIZP0070499. ASIZP0700102. ASIZP0803236. ASIZP0900220. ASIZP0900247. ASIZP0913236. CAS15620. MTP0040. MTP0148. NMMBP00074. NMMBP01276. NMMBP04118. NMMBP04357. NMMBP05143. NMMBP06463. NMMSTP00805. NTMP0474. NTOU-AE6181. NTUM03643. NTUM06928. USNM00344177.  
Common Name Flathead 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin I-VII-VIII spines and 11 soft rays; anal fin with 11 soft rays; pectoral fin with 19-22 soft rays; lateral line scales 51-56; gill raker 1+7-10. Bony ridges on upper side of head well granulated and denticulated. Three preopercular spines well developed, the uppermost one much longer than the others. Interopercular flap tongue-like. Teeth in broad bands on pervomer and palatines.
habitats Inhabit demersal marine semi-enclosed sea areas, down to 100 m in sandy mud bottom. Attains 21cm SL. 
Distribution Northwest Pacific: southern Japan and East China Sea to Taiwan. 
Utility Not commercial food species.