The Longsnout Flathead has a long, spatulate snout. It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific.
The Longsnout Flathead has a long, spatulate snout. It is mostly white with brown saddles on its back. There is brown mottling on the head and sides. The fins have brown or white spots.
It occurs in tropical marine waters of the Indo-Pacific. In Australia, the Longsnout Flathead is known from the northern to southern Great Barrier Reef, Queensland.
The map below shows the Australian distribution of the species based on public sightings and specimens in Australian Museums. Source: Atlas of Living Australia.
Ozcam map of Longsnout Flathead specimens in the Australian Museums. http://ozcam.ala.org.au/occurrences/search?q=Thysanophrys%20chiltonae&zoom=off#mapView
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- Randall, J.E., Allen, G.R. & R.C. Steene. 1997. Fishes of the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Crawford House Press. Pp. 557.