Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Triglidae
(Searobins) > Pterygotriglinae
Etymology: Pterygotrigla: Greek, pterigion, diminutive of pteryx = wing, fin + Greek, trigla, es = red mullet (Ref. 45335); elicryste: Named for the senior author's grandchildren, Elizabeth, Crystal and Stephania; noun in apposition. More on authors: Richards, Yato & Last.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 124 - 138 m (Ref. 54796). Tropical
East Indian to West Pacific Ocean: Australia
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.3 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54796)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 26 - 27. This species possess the following distinguishing characters: cleithral spine maybe present or absent, 7-9% SL when present, ventral to the opercular spine; sometimes with black pigment distally between spines 1-3 and 5-7 on interspinous membranes of first dorsal-fin; crenulate scales on trunk, scaled prepectoral, breast and belly; usually naked interpelvic area; outer surface of pectoral fin gray with 13 connected rays, black area on inner side of ventral 3 rays and lateral edge usually with several pale streaks; pectoral-fin length 42-51% SL, longest free ray 44-48% SL; 0-1 epibranchial gill rakers, 8-9 ceratobranchial gill rakers, length about 3% SL); 27 (rarely 26) vertebrae (Ref. 54796).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Richards, W.J., T. Yato and P.R. Last, 2003. Revision of the gurnard fish subgenus Otohime (Triglidae: Pterygotrigla). Smithiana, Bull. 2:1-18. (Ref. 54796)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 22.1 - 23.7, mean 23 (based on 6 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00397 - 0.02640), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (17 of 100) .