Scientific Name
Pterygotrigla ryukyuensis  
Pterygotrigla ryukyuensis琉球棘角魚
by: Lab of Fish Ecol. and Evo., BRCAS
Author Matsubara & Hiyama, 1932 Depth 254 - 500M
Chinese 琉球棘角魚 Poisonous Fish No 
Family_Chinese 角魚科 Economic Fish No 
Family F310 Triglidae Edible Fish Yes  Chinese In Mainland China 琉球角魴鮄 
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 North 
Habitats Deep Sea、Benthos、Coastal  Holotype Locality Ryukyu Islands, Japan 
Synonyms Pterygotrigla picta   
Reference 臺灣魚類誌(沈等, 1993);Fishbase(2006);Fishes of Japan(Nakabo, 2002)  Matsubara, K. etc. 1932 Masuda, H., K. Amaoka, C. Araga, T. Uyeno, etc. 1984 沈世傑 編 Shih-Chieh Shen ed. 1993 Nakabo T. 2002 
Specimen List ASIZP0067899. ASIZP0803660. ASIZP0913660. FRIP00929. NTMP0591.  
Barcode2015-10-23,Chia-Hao Chang,CO1,%
Common Name Gurnard; Searobin 
Redlist Status NL Not in IUCN Redlist     
Characteristic Dorsal fin with VIII-IX spines and 11 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. Opercular, nuchal and humeral spines large and stout. Nape with no scales; breast and belly scaled. Preserved specimens uniformly tan. No spots on dorsum.
habitats Inhabit demersal marine environment near continental shelves and insular areas; depth range -500m; rare species. 
Distribution Indo-West Pacific: Ryukyu Islands to the South China Sea, Taiwan, Japan and Indonesia. Also reported from northwestern Australia and the Arafura Sea 
Utility Not commercial food species, edible.