Scientific Name
Pterygotrigla macrorhynchus  
Pterygotrigla macrorhynchus長吻棘角魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Kamohara, 1936 Depth 182 - 500M
Chinese 長吻棘角魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 角魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F310 Triglidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 長吻角魴鮄 
Max Length 20 cm  Aquarium Fish No  Common Name 雞角、角仔魚 
Distribution in World India Ocean to West Pacific Ocean   Distribution in Taiwan West、South 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Off Kochi Prefecture, Japan 
Synonyms Dixiphichthys ferculum, Dixiphistes macrorhynchus, Parapterygotrigla macrorhynchus, Pterygotrigla picta   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Kamohara, T. 1936 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 NMMBP05326.  
Common Name Gurnard; Searobin 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with VIII spines and 12 soft rays; anal fin with 11-12 soft rays; pectoral fin with 17 soft rays; lateral line scales 59-62; gill rakers 3 + 16; vertebrae 10+17. Rostral projection very long, tubular and flattish, and slightly directed outward. Breast and nape without scales. Preserved specimens with 3 dark bands on pectoral fin. No spots on dorsum.
habitats Inhabit demersal marine environment. depth range -500m, rare deep-water species. 
Distribution Indo-Pacific: Japan southward, Taiwan to the Philippines, also in western and eastern Australia and around Madagascar, Mozambique Channel and Andaman Sea. 
Utility Not commercial food species, edible.