Lepidotrigla modesta Waite, 1899
Cocky gurnard
photo by CSIRO

 Family:  Triglidae (Searobins), subfamily: Triglinae
 Max. size:  22 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 10 - 300 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Indian Ocean: southern Australia, from Western Australia to New South Wales, including Tasmania.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 9-9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 15-16; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 16-17; Vertebrae: 31-31
 Biology:  Occur on coastal waters, in the continental shelf area (Ref. 33616).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:   

 Entered by: Binohlan, Crispina B. - 30.07.95
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 06.06.17

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