Jaggedhead Gurnard, Gargariscus prionocephalus (Duméril 1868)

Other Names: Jaggedhead Armoured Gurnard

A Jaggedhead Gurnard, Gargariscus prionocephalus - dorsal view. Source: Australian National Fish Collection, CSIRO. License: CC by Attribution-Noncommercial

An armoured gurnard with a very broad head shield. The Jaggedhead Gurnard is orange to reddish-orange with  black bands on the pectoral fin and a black margin to the dorsal fin.

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Jaggedhead Gurnard, Gargariscus prionocephalus (Duméril 1868)


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CAAB Code:37288013

Depth:130-440 metres

Max Size:30 cm TL

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