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Bartail flathead, Platycephalus indicus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Systematic position Phylum: Chordata Class: Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes) Order: Scorpaeniformes (Mail-cheeked fishes) Family: Platycephalidae (Flatheads) Genus: Platycephalus Species: P. indicus

Synonyms Callionymus indicus Linnaeus, 1758 Cottus insidiator Forsskål, 1775 Cottus madagascariensis Lacepède, 1801 Platycephalus insidiator (Forsskål, 1775)

Common/local names English: Bartail flathead and Indian flathead Bangladesh: Mur Bailla (মুর বাইলা)

Distributions: Indo-west Pacific (Talwar and Jhingran, 1991).

Conservation status: Data deficient in Bangladesh (IUCN Bangladesh, 2000).

Morphology: Body elongate and …read more