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Pterygotrigla hemisticta (Temminck &. Schlegel, 1844)
Half-spotted Gurnard; Trigla hemisticta Temminck and Schlegel, 1844

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Chordata  
 Class Actinopterygii  
 Order Scorpaeniformes  
 Family Triglidae  
 Genus Pterygotrigla  
  Pterygotrigla hemisticta    (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843) 
Provider: Chen, Jeng-Ping 
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Synonyms: Otohime hemisticta Prionotus alepis Pterigotrigla hemisticta Pterygotrigla hemistica Pterygotrigla hemisticata Pterygotrigla picta Pteryotrigla hemisticta Trigla arabica Trigla hemisticta   details
Citation: 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993); Fishbase(2006); Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)
Character: Dorsal fin with VII spines and 10-12 soft rays; anal fin with 12 soft rays; pectoral fin with 15 soft rays; lateral line scales 56; vertebrae 10+17. Rostral projection formed by a large triangular spine. Pectoral fin with black area with diagonal band of separate white spots and 12 connected rays. Mostly red with prominent black spots and large black spot in first dorsal fin. 
Habitat: Inhabit demersal marine deep-water environment, depth range 10-420m. Attains 30cm TL. 
Distribution: Indo-West Pacific: Derby, Australia, the Arafura Sea and northwards Also recorded from southern Japan and Taiwan. 
Utility: Fished through all year, edible. 
Name Code: 382911
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Pterygotrigla hemisticta (Temminck & Schlegel , 1843)

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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 ) .  More on authors: Temminck & Schlegel .

Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 10 - 420 m (Ref. 9771 ).   Deep-water

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Western Pacific, wide distribution from Japan to Australia.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: L m   ?   range ? - ? cm
Max length : 30.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 11441 )

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Pectoral fin with black area with diagonal band of separate white spots and 12 connected rays. Mostly red with prominent black spots and large black spot in first dorsal fin.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Species with a wide depth range (Ref. 9771 ). Found on the continental shelf and continental slope. Benthic (Ref. 75154 ).

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae

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Allen, G.R. and R. Swainston , 1988. The marine fishes of north-western Australia: a field guide for anglers and divers. Western Australian Museum, Perth. 201 p. (Ref. 3132 )

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744 )

  Least Concern (LC)  ; Date assessed: 04 February 2009

CITES (Ref. 115941 )

Not Evaluated

CMS (Ref. 116361 )

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans


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