Flathead (Platycephalus indicus)

There are more than 40 species of Flathead are found in Australia.
Dusky Flathead are members of their biggest Platycephalidae Flathead, there are more than 30 species, at least 14 species that are caught by the sentence so far. The majority of the species of Flathead usually can be distinguished and identified by reviewing colors and other signs in the tail and tail fin. Dusky Flathead is also called the Flathead River or Flathead machanism of mud.

Flathead is characterized by long trunk; What are flat, rounded head and broad; big mouths and small teeth smooth. A sharp spikes covered by a viscous layer of mild toxic lies on the operculum. Camouflage colors of Flathead are extremely varied, from white to light brown or yellow sand to the darker stripes or dots red, black and green, to brick-red or black. The abdomen of the Flathead almost creamy, white or cream color.

Flathead are found in the shallow river or Lake and gates where life can it to the branch of the river is affected by the tide, occasionally also found in fresh water. Flathead have also been found off the coast where there is sand or gravel bottoms and seaweed. Distribution from the tidal zone out to a depth of 10 meters. Species of sand flathead lived to 100 meters depth.

Flathead fishing can be. Many of the Flathead was the sentence by sentence at the bottom or use bait with small fish, living or dead, including mullet, herring, sardines, anchovies or large pieces of meat for fish, tuna, amberjack, shrimp, crustaceans … When using the dead bait, how effective is the drag slow bait on the bottom, or taking advantage of the tide or current of water to keep the ship and need to move.
Flathead are also the sentence by the fake bait types.
Flathead in the lazy fish, they are buried in sand or mud bottom part and waiting for prey to reach the goal of near, although occasionally they also eat the bottom. Its food consists of small fish, crabs, shrimp and other small crustaceans, octopuses, squids, sea worms.
Flathead can live a maximum of 9 years, maximum size from 46 to 120 cm as measured by the length of the tail. Weight from 3-15.
Flathead is also famous for sport fishing. Should monitor the wire the sentence because they have strong mouth and mouth. Small and live bait is the best. Fishing at the edge of the sand and especially the small canal side in salty Lakes often have big fish.

How to cook Flathead

Flathead fillet flesh color: white
Organic meat: easy to form layers, from software to hardware
Fat content: low
Taste: mild, characterized
Flathead fish is delicious food. Use Add type of marinated meat dry mechanism will avoid fish in lightly after cooking.
Flathead fishing trade
Catching Flathead trade is an important fish industry in NSW, Australia, most of them caught in the late fall to early spring, and is mainly used for mesh barriers.

Bartail Flathead Flathead species is most meaningful in terms of trade. Flathead fillet skin, fins recovered 60% compared with whole fish, while removing the skin removing fins only 39%.
The world, Flathead have in many places, and the adopted are also present, mainly Japan.
In Vietnam, the Flathead in the Gulf of Tonkin, Central System; common size from 300-500 mm, dig around in the grid by pulling the bottom and mainly eat fresh. Some are also dried for export but the number was not large.

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