Scientific Name
Grammoplites scaber  
Grammoplites scaber橫帶棘線牛尾魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Linnaeus, 1758) Depth 1 - 55M
Chinese 橫帶棘線牛尾魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 牛尾魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F313 Platycephalidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 橫帶棘線鯒 
Max Length 30 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、North East 
Habitats Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality No locality [probably East Indies] 
Synonyms Cottus scaber, Platycephalus neglectus, Platycephalus scaber, Thysanophrys scaber   
Reference Shao, K.T. & 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.   沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0054782. ASIZP0056028. ASIZP0058413. ASIZP0062278. ASIZP0062279. ASIZP0070606. ASIZP0070620. ASIZP0072432. ASIZP0072433. ASIZP0073676. ASIZP0078354. ASIZP0078355. ASIZP0700365. ASIZP0805118. ASIZP0805119. ASIZP0807125. ASIZP0807126. ASIZP0915122. ASIZP0915123. ASIZP0917125. ASIZP0917126. NMMBP03282. NMMBP03546. NMMBP03579. NMMBP04468. NMMBP04730. NMMBP04731. NMMBP04732. NMMBP04763. NMMBP04868. NMMBP04869. NMMBP06087. NMMSTP00274. NMMSTP01558. NTMP0648.  
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Common Name Rough flathead; Rough flat head 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with IX spines and 11-13 soft rays. Lateral line scales often 53, each scale with a backward directed spine that extends beyond rear margin of scale, especially along the caudal peduncle. Interorbital width 9% or more of head length.
habitats Inhabt demersal marine and brackish environment; depth range -55m; amphidromous. Taken by trawling over mud and sand at depths to about 55 m. Juveniles may enter brackish water. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: southern Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal through Malaysia, Indonesia to Bali and Celebes, Gulf of Thailand, Viet Nam, Hong Kong, Taiwan and southern Philippines. Also reported from the Arafura Sea. Records from the northern Arabian Sea, P 
Utility Minor commercial food species.