Dactyloptena gilberti Snyder, 1909
photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.

Family:  Dactylopteridae (Flying gurnards)
Max. size:  25 cm SL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range 20 - 73 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific, from southern Red Sea, Somalia and Oman to the Gulf of Thailand and Japan, but not southern Southeast Asia or Australia.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 8-8; Anal soft rays: 6-6. Description: Dorsal-fin rays I + I + V + I,8; anal-fin rays 6; pectoral-fin rays 28/28; pelvic-fin rays I,4; body moderately elongate, body depth 4.1 in SL; scales strong, each with a distinct ridge, caudal fin truncate, the peduncle posteriorly with scute-like scales (Ref. 99978).
Biology: 
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 04 February 2009 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 27.06.96
Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 15.01.99

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