Scientific Name
Sorsogona tuberculata  
Sorsogona tuberculata突粒眶棘牛尾魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Cuvier, 1829) Depth 9 - 80M
Chinese 突粒眶棘牛尾魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 牛尾魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F313 Platycephalidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 瘤眶棘鯒 
Max Length 14 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 South、South West、North East 
Habitats Coastal  Holotype Locality Trincomalee, Sri Lanka 
Synonyms Onigocia tuberculatus, Platycephalus tuberculatus, Rogadius tuberculatus, Thysanophrys tuberculatus   
Reference 1. 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);2. 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;3. 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.;4. Knapp, L.W. and P.C. Heemstra, 2011. Sorsogona humerosa, a new flathead fish (Scorpaeniformes: Platycephalidae) from the western Indian Ocean. Smithiana Bulletin 13:75-78.   沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 
Specimen List ASIZP0062028. ASIZP0805660. NMMBP05547. NTOU-AE6223. NTOU-AE6224. NTOU-AE6271. USNM00103148.  
Common Name Tuberculated flathead  
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with I-VII spines and 10-12 soft rays; anal fin with 10-12 soft rays. Posterior edge of breast scales elongated to a point. Preopercular spines 4-9. Infraorbital and suborbital ridges bearing spines or serrae (some usually bicuspid). Preocular spines 2-6. Anterior 12-28 lateral line scales bearing a small spine or ridge; scales in rows above lateral line sometimes have a hook or tubercle. Total gill rakers frequently 8. Body and caudal with blackish striation; caudal peduncle, pectoral fin and ventral fin with scattered spot.
habitats Inhabit demersal marine environment; depth range 9 - 80 m; amphidromous. Found on the continental shelf on sand or mud bottoms. Attains 14.0 cm TL. 
Distribution Indo-West pacific: Persian Gulf, northern Indian Ocean, Malaysia, Gulf of Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Taiwan, Northwest Shelf of Australia to Gulf of Carpentaria and Coral Sea. Absent from the Red Sea and eastern coast of Africa. 
Utility Minor commercial food species.