Gomon's Gurnard, Pterygotrigla gomoni Last & Richards 2012


The holotype of Gomon’s Gurnard, Pterygotrigla gomoni (WAM P 26270–004, 156 mm TL, preserved). Source: William J. Richards. License: CC BY Attribution

Summary:
A species of Pterygorigla, unique in having a patch of scales on the prepectoral area, and a rather short cleithral spine.

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Bray, D.J. 2018, Pterygotrigla gomoni in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Nov 2018, http://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4808

Gomon's Gurnard, Pterygotrigla gomoni Last & Richards 2012

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Distribution

Endemic to northern Australia, 230 m northwest of  Beagle Bay, Western Australia, depth 280-320 m.

Features

This species is distinguished by the following characters: a patch of scales on the prepectoral area; scales absent on nape, breast, and interpelvic area; cleithral spine short (9-11% SL); interorbital narrow (6.3-7.9% SL); P112+3.

Etymology

This species is named after Dr. Martin F. Gomon who has contributed greatly to the understanding of Australian fish systematics, particularly members of the triglid genus Lepidotrigla.

Species Citation

Pterygotrigla gomoni Last & Richards 2012, Zootaxa 3195: 40, figs 1-2. Type locality: Indian Ocean, Western Australia, 230 km north-west of Beagle Bay [15°30’S, 120°58’E].

Author

Bray, D.J. 2018

Resources

Australian Faunal Directory

Gomon's Gurnard, Pterygotrigla gomoni Last & Richards 2012

References


Last, P.R. & Richards, W.J. 2012. Two new gurnards of the genus Pterygotrigla (Scorpaeniformes: Triglidae) from Australian seas. Zootaxa 3195: 39–50.

Richards, W.J. & Yato, T. 2012. The tropical species of the subgenus Pterygotrigla (Pisces: Triglidae: Pterygotrigla) with description of a new species. Zootaxa 3484: 53-64

Quick Facts


CAAB Code:37288066

Depth:280-320 m

Max Size:17.4 cm SL

Native:Endemic

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