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Deepwater Flatheads

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14 March 2015 - Douglass F. Hoese & Dianne J. Bray

Douglass F. Hoese


The Bembridae comprise five genera and about 10 species (Nelson 2006). Three species are known from Australia. Bembrids are found on the outer continental shelf and upper continental slope of the Indo-west Pacific region. Maximum size is 30 cm.

Imamura (1996) separated the family from the Platycephalidae, and Imamura & Knapp (1998) reviewed the genus Bembras. Poss (1999) provided a key to species.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
06-May-2015 SCORPAENIFORMES 09-Jan-2012 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Matthew Lockett (AM)
12-Feb-2010 (import)