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Thysanophrys randalli  Knapp, 2013

Snub-snouted flathead
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Platycephalidae (Flatheads)
Etymology: Thysanophrys: Greek, thysanos = tassel + Greek, ophrys = eye brow (Ref. 45335);  randalli: Named for John E. Randall.

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 4 - 28 m (Ref. 92868).   Tropical

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Western Indian Ocean: Mascarene Islands. Non-type specimens from the Pacific Ocean area are tentatively identified as T. randalli (Line Is., Kiritimati I.; Amer. Samoa; Solomon Is.; Vanuatu; Gilbert Is.).

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 92868)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11; Anal soft rays: 12. This small species has a non-elongated nasal spine base, height of spine about equal to preocular spine height; snout length about 3.2-3.5 times in HL; iris lappet crenate (Ref. 92868).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Knapp, L.W., 2013. Descriptions of four new species of Thysanophrys (Scorpaeniformes: Platycephalidae) from the Western Indian Ocean. Zootaxa 3608(2):127-136. (Ref. 92868)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 108899)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969): 25.1 - 28.9, mean 27.2 (based on 301 cells; Ref. 115970).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5010   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.00513 (0.00221 - 0.01193), b=3.04 (2.84 - 3.24), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.5   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low vulnerability (14 of 100) .