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Platycephalidae is a family of marine fishes, most commonly referred to as flatheads. They are relatives of the popular lionfishes, belonging to the order Scorpaeniformes. Members of the family can be found naturally in coastal waters throughout the Indo-Pacific. A few species have been caught in the eastern Mediterranean, having traveled there from the Red Sea through the Suez Canal.


Sandy aerea between coral reefs, near Hurghada, Red Sea

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Benno Ibold
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Benno Ibold

الغردقة, Egypt

Spotted on Jul 12, 2006
Submitted on Aug 30, 2013

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