Large Eye Gurnard, Pterygotrigla megalops (Fowler 1938)

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Large Eye Gurnard, Pterygotrigla megalops (Fowler 1938)

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Recorded in the Australian EEZ from off the Innisfail region, QLD (17-18°S) in 380-450 m. Found elsewhere in the tropical West-Pacific.

Species Citation

Dixiphistops megalops Fowler, 1938, Proc. U. S. Nat. Mus. 85(3032): 116, Fig. 55. Type locality: Off San Fernando Pt. Light, western coast of Luzon Island, Philippines, Albatross station D.5441, depth 186 fathoms [16°38'N, 119°57'18"E]. 


Dianne J. Bray

Large Eye Gurnard, Pterygotrigla megalops (Fowler 1938)


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. (p. 114, as Parapterygotrigla megalops)

Fricke, R., Kulbicki, M. & Wantiez, L. 2011. Checklist of the fishes of New Caledonia, and their distribution in the Southwest Pacific Ocean (Pisces). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde. Serie A (Biologie) Neue Serie 4: 341-463.

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. 1999. Family Triglidae. pp. 2359-2382 in Carpenter, K.E. & Niem, T.H. (eds). The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fisheries Purposes. Rome : FAO Vol. 4 2069-2790 pp.

Richards, W.J. & Yato, T. 2014. Revision of the subgenus Parapterygotrigla (Pisces: Triglidae: Pterygotrigla). Zootaxa 3768(1): 23–42.

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CAAB Code:37288052

Depth:380-450 m

Habitat:Bottom dweller

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