Lepidotrigla bispinosa   (Steindachner,  1898) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

Image copyrights: Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)

Size: 16.0 cm TL

Color: Mostly red, with belly and lower flanks light or white.

Head large, triangular, with many ridges and spines, and a fissure on top behind eyes (occipital groove); head length 31.5 to 41.7% of standard length; interorbital width 4.8 to 8.2% of standard length; rostral process with a single pair of prominent, blade-like spines. Bases of first and second dorsal fins with small plates bearing strong lateral spines. Body scales large, fewer than 70 in lateral line; scales firmly attached, in every distinct rows; belly fully scaled; 15 to 19 (usually 18) scale rows below lateral line.

Synonym (s)

Common Name (s)
• Bullhorn Gurnard (English)
Economic Importance and Threats
Importance:  Commercial

Habitat:  Demersal
Trophic Level:  Secondary Consumer
Prey:  Zoobenthos



Literature Source(s)
  • Ali, S and Ripley, SD (1989) Compact handbook of the birds of India and Pakistan (II edition) Oxford University Press, New Delhi 39823
  • Hussain, SM Brief report on biodiversity in the coastal areas of Pakistan p 113
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at - http://www.fishbase.org
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at - http://www.marinespecies.org
  • Fischer, W and Bianchi, G (Eds.) (1984) FAO species identification sheets for fishery purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51) FAO, Rome 5 Available at - http://www.fao.org/docrep/009/ad468e/ad468e00.HTM

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