Scientific Name
Pterygotrigla hemisticta  
Pterygotrigla hemisticta尖棘角魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843) Depth 10 - 420M
Chinese 尖棘角魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 角魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F310 Triglidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 尖棘角魴鮄 
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 East、West、South、North、North East、PonFu 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Nagasaki, Japan 
Synonyms Otohime hemisticta, Prionotus alepis, Pterigotrigla hemisticta, Pterygotrigla hemistica, Pterygotrigla hemisticata, Pterygotrigla picta, Pteryotrigla hemisticta, Trigla hemisticta   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Temminck, C.J. etc. 1842 Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0055201. ASIZP0055508. ASIZP0056244. ASIZP0056245. ASIZP0059454. ASIZP0059455. ASIZP0061058. ASIZP0061142. ASIZP0061182. ASIZP0061504. ASIZP0062374. ASIZP0062532. ASIZP0063117. ASIZP0064747. ASIZP0064797. ASIZP0064864. ASIZP0064898. ASIZP0073701. ASIZP0073756. ASIZP0074737. ASIZP0080478. ASIZP0700064. ASIZP0800055. ASIZP0800161. ASIZP0800405. ASIZP0800406. ASIZP0900362. ASIZP0910055. ASIZP0910161. ASIZP0910405. ASIZP0910406. ASIZP0916413. CAS214587. FRIP00927. FRIP00928. FRIP21527. NMMBP00001. ...List all 70 records... 
Barcode2008-03-24,Kui-Ching Hsu,CO1,100% 2012-01-02,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-05-31,柯慧玲,CO1,100% 2011-06-13,柯慧玲,CO1,100%
Common Name Blackspotted gurnard; Half-spotted gurnard 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic 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.
habitats 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.