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Pterygotrigla ryukyuensis  Matsubara & Hiyama, 1932

Ryukyu gurnard
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes (Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Triglidae (Searobins) > Pterygotriglinae
Etymology: Pterygotrigla: Greek, pterigion, diminutive of pteryx = wing, fin + Greek, trigla, es = red mullet (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range ? - 500 m (Ref. 9771).   Deep-water, preferred ?

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Indo-West Pacific: from Japan southward through the South China Sea, Indonesia, and northwestern Australia.

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 559)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 7 - 9; Dorsal soft rays (total): 11-12; Anal soft rays: 11 - 12. This species is distinguished by having the following characters: absence of scales on the nape, prepectoral area, breast, or interpelvic area; long and strong cleithral spine (16-29 % SL), P1 12+3; a slight indication of possible hyperostosis of the first infraorbital bone and cleithral spine (Ref. 91768).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

A rare (Ref. 9771), benthic (Ref. 75154) species that inhabits continental shelves and insular areas.

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Richards, W.J. and T. Yato, 2012. The tropical species of the subgenus Pterygotrigla (Pisces: Triglidae: Pterygotrigla) with description of a new species. Zootaxa 3484:53-64. (Ref. 91768)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 115185)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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