Pterygotrigla macrorhynchus Kamohara, 1936
Longnose gurnard
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 Family:  Triglidae (Searobins), subfamily: Pterygotriglinae
 Max. size:  20 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 300 - 500 m
 Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Maldives, Madagascar, southwest India, and coast of Mozambique, East Africa; north to Japan; southward to Taiwan, the Philippines, northern Australia off Queensland and Western Australia.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 7-10; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-13; Anal soft rays: 11-13; Vertebrae: 26-27. This species is distinguished by the following characters: long (17-24% SL) and wide snout; snout and head with depressed profile (15-30°); antrorse rostral spine absent; rostral spines long and slender (10-28% SL); bucklers at base of D1 fin, no spines along D2 fin bases (Ref. 95016).
 Biology:  A rare deepwater species (Ref. 9771). Found on the continental shelf and continental slope (Ref. 75154).
 IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated  (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 26.09.95
 Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 17.02.15

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