Celebes flathead


Often recorded singly and motionless on sandy substrate. Protandrous species. Males change sex to female at around 2 years old.


  • Body brown. Whitish ventrally.
  • Alternating dark and bright bands throughout body, with a total of about 3 –4 dark bands and 5 – 7 bright bands.
  • Head flattened

Common Name: Celebes flathead

Family Common Name: Flatheads

Scientific Name: Thysanophrys celebica___(Bleeker, 1855)

Maximum Length: 20 cm (Total Length)