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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Triglidae Searobins
Subfamily: Pterygotriglinae
Genus: Pterygotrigla

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Pterygotrigla amaokai Western Indian Ocean, out 13.9 SL 2003
Pterygotrigla andertoni Painted latchet Western Pacific 38 SL 1910
Pterygotrigla arabica Western Indian Ocean 19.8 SL 1888
Pterygotrigla cajorarori Hyperostotic gurnard Western Pacific 26.8 SL 2012
Pterygotrigla draiggoch Dragon gurnard Eastern Indian Ocean 22.1 SL 2003
Pterygotrigla elicryste Dwarf gurnard East Indian to West Pacif 8.3 SL 2003
Pterygotrigla gomoni Gomon’s gurnard Eastern Indian Ocean 17.4 SL 2012
Pterygotrigla guezei Island gurnard Western Indian Ocean 25.1 SL 1963
Pterygotrigla hafizi Western Indian Ocean 8.9 SL 2003
Pterygotrigla hemisticta Blackspotted gurnard Western Pacific, wide dis 30 TL 1843
Pterygotrigla hoplites Swordspine gurnard Eastern Indian Ocean to W 10.8 SL 1938
Pterygotrigla jacad Bigeye gurnard Western Indian Ocean 12.9 SL 2014
Pterygotrigla leptacanthus Black-finned gurnard Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1880
Pterygotrigla macrolepidota Western Pacific 15 TL 1938
Pterygotrigla macrorhynchus Longnose gurnard Indo-West Pacific 20 TL 1936
Pterygotrigla megalops Large eye gurnard Western Pacific 20 SL 1938
Pterygotrigla multiocellata Antrorse spined gurnard Southeastern Indian Ocean 24.1 SL 1937
Pterygotrigla multipunctata Northwest Pacific 15.1 SL 1983
Pterygotrigla pauli Yellow spotted gurnard Southwest Pacific 1982
Pterygotrigla picta Spotted gurnard South Pacific 38 SL 1880
Pterygotrigla polyommata Latchet Southwest Pacific 62 TL 1839
Pterygotrigla robertsi Roberts’ gurnard Western Pacific 30.7 SL 1997
Pterygotrigla ryukyuensis Ryukyu gurnard Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1932
Pterygotrigla saumarez Saumarez Gurnard Western Pacific 18.6 SL 2012
Pterygotrigla soela Soela gurnard Southwest Pacific 11.0 SL 2003
Pterygotrigla spirai Western Indian Ocean 15.3 SL 1997
Pterygotrigla tagala Western Central Pacific 10.9 SL 1952
Pterygotrigla urashimai Western Pacific 9.4 SL 2003



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