Scientific Name
Gargariscus prionocephalus  
Gargariscus prionocephalus波面黃魴鮄
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Duméril, 1869) Depth 20 - 290M
Chinese 波面黃魴鮄 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 黃魴鮄科 Economic Fish No 
Family F311 Peristediidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 輪頭魴鮄 
Max Length 30 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 雞角、角仔魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan South、North East 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Sulawesi [Celebes], Indonesia 
Synonyms Gargariscus semidentatus, Gargariscus undulatus, Heminodus japonicus, Peristedion undulatum, Peristethidion prionocephalum   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Duméril, A. H. A. 1869 Talwar, P.K. etc. 1978 Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0063248. ASIZP0064524. ASIZP0067798. ASIZP0067803. ASIZP0068326. ASIZP0074574. ASIZP0803559. ASIZP0806434. ASIZP0913559. ASIZP0916434. FRIP00458. FRIP01291. NMMSTP00621. NMNSF00351. NMNSF01499. NTMP0749. NTUM06569. NTUM06570. NTUM06719.  
Common Name Jaggedhead gurnard 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with VI-VII spines and 14 soft rays; anal fin with 13-14 soft rays; pectoral fin with 15 soft rays; lateral line scales 29. Head deeply emarginated laterally. A band villiform teeth in the upper jaw. Seven barbels on lower jaw, the longest one extending below posterior border of eye. Preopercular spine sharp and stout. Orange-reddish in life with black bands in pectoral fin and black edge on dorsal fins.
habitats Inhabits bathydemersal marine environment. Deepwater species. Bony scutes reduce commercial value. Attains 30cm TL. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Japan to the Philippines and the Arafura Sea. Also recorded from Darwin to North West Cape. 
Utility Not commercial food species.