New Zealand flathead

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New Zealand flathead
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Percophidae
Subfamily: Bembropinae
Genus: Bembrops
Species: B. morelandi
Binomial name
Bembrops morelandi
Nelson, 1978

The New Zealand flathead, Bembrops morelandi, is a duckbill of the family Percophidae, subfamily Bembropinae, found only around New Zealand, at depths between 365 and 395 m. Their length is up to 20 cm.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Bembrops morelandi" in FishBase. May 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8