Pterygotrigla hemisticta   (Temminck & Schlegel,  1842) (Fish)
Organism information awaits expert curation
Class: Actinopterygii

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Max. size: 30.0 cm TL

Color: Mostly red with prominent black spots and large black spot in first dorsal fin.

Head large, triangular, with many ridges and spines, but. without a fissure on top behind eyes (occipital groove); opercular spine long. Bases of first dorsal fin expanded into broad, flattened horny plates; no plates or spines along base of second dorsal fin.

Synonym (s)
Otohime hemisticta (Temminck & Schlegel, 1842)
Trigla arabica Boulenger, 1887
Prionotus alepis Alcock, 1889
Pterigotrigla hemisticta (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)
Otohime hemisticta (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)
Pterygotrigla hemistica (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)
Pterygotrigla hemisticata (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)
Pteryotrigla hemisticta (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)
Trigla arabica Boulenger, 1888
Trigla hemisticta Temminck & Schlegel, 1843

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

Habitat:  Demersal


• Kerala INDIA
• South Coast INDIA
• Arabian Sea (Lat: 11.48) (Long: 74.5) INDIA (Record: 02/1985-06/1987) (Depth: 127 mts)

Literature Source(s)
  • Zoological Survey of India (Eds) (1991) Animal resources of India (Protozoa to Mammalia) ZSI 1-694 Available at - NCL, Pune
  • Froese, R and Pauly, D (2000) Fishbase 2000: Concepts, design and data sources ICLARM 344 pp Available at -
  • Society for the Management of European Biodiversity Data (2009) World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) Available at -
  • 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 -
  • Bijukumar, A and Deepthi, GR (2009) Mean trophic index of fish fauna associated with trawl bycatch of Kerala, southwest coast of India Journal of the Marine Biological Association of India The Marine Biological Association of India, Cochin 51(2) 145 - 154 Available at - NIO, Goa
  • Balachandran, K and Nizar, MA (1990) A check list of fishes of the Exclusive Economic Zone of India collected during the research cruises of FORV Sagar Sampada Proceedings of the first workshop on scientific results of FORV Sagar Sampada CMFRI, Cochin 305-324 Available at -

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