Chelidonichthys lastoviza (Bonnaterre, 1788)
Streaked gurnard
Chelidonichthys lastoviza
photo by Hernández-González, C.L.

Family:  Triglidae (Searobins), subfamily: Triglinae
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed); max. reported age: 18 years
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 10 - 150 m
Distribution:  Eastern Atlantic: Norway continuously south around Cape of Good Hope to Mozambique. Heemstra 1982 recognizes two valid subspecies, Chelidonichthys lastoviza lastoviza which ranges south to Angola and Chelidonichthys lastoviza africana occurring in South Africa (Ref. 4316).
Biology:  Found over rocks and sand, from the coast down to a depth of about 150 m. (Ref. 5213). Feeds on crustaceans (Ref. 12382). Minimum depth from Ref. 12382.
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 14 July 2014 Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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