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Ratabulus megacephalus

(Tanaka 1917)
  

Ratabulus megacephalus was originally described as Thysanophrys megacephalus by Tanaka in 1917. It belongs to the family Platycephalidae. It is commonly known as Hanamegochi. It is found in Salt water and its distribution is Western North Pacific: Japan to South China Sea to Philippines.
Species   megacephalus
AuthorWI   Tanaka [S.]
AuthorNI   Tanaka
Qualification   ---
Year   1917
Status   Valid
Class  
Osteichthyes Osteichthyes
Order  
Scorpaeniformes Scorpaeniformes
Family   Platycephalidae
Subfamily  
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Genus   Ratabulus
Subgenus   ---

Class   Osteichthyes
Order   Scorpaeniformes
Family   Platycephalidae
Genus   Ratabulus
Original Name   Thysanophrys        
Taxon Name   megacephalus
Original Combination   Thysanophrys megacephalus
Original Genus  
Original Genus Species   Thysanophrys megacephalus
OriginalSubGenus   Thysanophrys
Original Author   Tanaka
Original AuthorWI   Tanaka [S.]
Original Qualification   ---
Original Year   1917
Original Family  
Original SubFamily   ---
Original Level   species
Type Locality   Fish market in Tokyo, Japan.
Primary Code   Holotype (unique)
Primary Type   ZUMT (lost or never at ZUMT)
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SubSpecies AuthorWI   ---
Qualification SS   ---

Original QualificationSS   ---

Current Subspecies AuthorWI   ---


Current Genus Species   Ratabulus megacephalus
Current Species   megacephalus
Current Genus   Ratabulus
Current AuthorWI   Tanaka [S.]
Current AuthorNI   Tanaka
Current Year   1917
Current Family   Platycephalidae
Current Subfamily  
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Habitat demersal        
Water Salt water
Depth Range From 79 to 261 meters.
   
Distribution Western North Pacific: Japan to South China Sea to Philippines.

Current Summary   Valid as Ratabulus megacephalus  (Tanaka 1917). Platycephalidae.
 
Name History   • Synonym of Ratabulus diveridens  (McCulloch 1914) -- (Knapp 1999:2410 [ref. 24807] as diversidans  ). • Valid as Ratabulus megacephalus  (Tanaka 1917) -- (Ochiai in Masuda et al. 1984:322 [ref. 6441], Yatou in Okamura et al. 1985:599, 729 [ref. 8056], Shao & Chen 1987:86 [ref. 8042], Lindberg & Krasyukova 1987:155 [ref. 15964], Imamura 1996:201 [ref. 22700], Lee & Joo 1998:219 [ref. 25739], Nakabo 2000:618 [ref. 25086], Knapp in Randall & Lim 2000:608 [ref. 25122], Sadovy & Cornish 2000:69 [ref. 25480], Shinohara et al. 2001:318 [ref. 25995], Nakabo 2002:618 [ref. 26001], Youn 2002:258, 570 [ref. 26218], Imamura & Gomon 2010:19 [ref. 31104]).

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diversidens Ratabulus diversidens (McCulloch [A. R.] 1914)Valid
fulviguttatus Ratabulus fulviguttatus Imamura [H.] & Gomon [M. F.] 2010Valid
ventralis Ratabulus ventralis Imamura [H.] & Gomon [M. F.] 2010Valid
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