Elates ransonnettii

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Elates ransonnettii
Elates ransonnetti (Dwarf flathead).jpg
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Platycephalidae
Genus: Elates
D. S. Jordan & Seale, 1907
Species: E. ransonnettii
Binomial name
Elates ransonnettii
(Steindachner, 1876)

Elates ransonnettii, the Dwarf flathead, is a species of flathead native to the western Pacific Ocean where it is found over sandy bottoms at depths of from 5 to 53 metres (16 to 174 ft). This species grows to a length of 19 centimetres (7.5 in) TL. This fish is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries This species is the only known member of its genus.[1]


  1. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Elates ransonnettii" in FishBase. December 2012 version.