Blackspot Gurnard, Lepidotrigla umbrosa Ogilby 1910

Syntype of the Blackspot Gurnard, Lepidotrigla umbrosa. Source: Mark Allen / Australian Museum. License: CC BY Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike

A poorly known gurnard with a black spot on the first dorsal fin.

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Dianne J. Bray, Lepidotrigla umbrosa in Fishes of Australia, accessed 20 Jun 2024,

Blackspot Gurnard, Lepidotrigla umbrosa Ogilby 1910

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Repulse Bay, Queensland, to Disaster Bay, southern New South Wales.

Similar Species

The Blackspot Gurnard, Lepidotrigla umbrosa, is remarkably similar to Lepidotrigla spinosa, which occurs at similar depths off the southern coasts of South Australia and Western Australia.

Species Citation

Lepidotrigla umbrosa Ogilby 1910, Endeavour Series No. 1 23: 120. Type locality: between Double Island Point and Pine Peak, Queensland; Hervey Bay; depth 12-25 fathoms.


Dianne J. Bray


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Blackspot Gurnard, Lepidotrigla umbrosa Ogilby 1910


del Cerro, L. & Lloris, D. 1997. Gurnard fishes (Scorpaeniformes, Triglidae) from off New Caledonia, with descriptions of five new species. Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle. Paris 174: 91-127.

Gomon, M.F. & Last, P.R. 2008. Family Triglidae. pp. 508-514 in Gomon, M.F., Bray, D.J. & Kuiter, R.H. (eds) Fishes of Australia's Southern Coast. Sydney : Reed New Holland 928 pp. 

Ogilby, J.D. 1910. On some new fishes from the Queensland coast. Endeavour Series No. 1 23: 85-139. 

Richards, W.J. 1992. Comments on the genus Lepidotrigla (Pisces: Triglidae) with descriptions of two new species from the Indian and Pacific oceans. Bulletin of Marine Science 51(1): 45-65.

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CAAB Code:37288029

Depth:11-31 m

Habitat:Soft bottom


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