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Fishes with flat heads
How to tell them apart?
updated Apr 2020

Several different kinds of fishes have flat heads. Here's more on how to tell them apart.

Family Platycephalidae

Crocodile flathead goby
Family Gobiidae

Family Callionymidae
Mouth huge from 'ear to ear'.
Long rounded snout.
Eyes covered with 'fringe' or 'eyelids'
Mouth huge from 'ear to ear'.
Medium rounded snout.
Eyes with a small 'eyelid'.
Mouth small.
Short pointed snout.

More comparisons

Family Cynoglossidae
Family Soleidae
Large-tooth flounders
Family Paralichthyidae

how to tell apart flatfish families commonly seen
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