Hyperostotic Gurnard, Pterygotrigla cajorarori Richards & Yato 2012

The holotype of the Hyperostotic Gurnard, Pterygotrigla cajorarori (USNM 135940, 198 mm SL). Source: William J. Richards. License: CC BY Attribution

A gurnard with enlarged hyperostotic head bones (first infraorbital, preopercular ridge that includes bones of the infraorbital series, frontal bones in front of orbit, parietals, nuchal spines), cleithral spines, and dorsal-fin spines 2, 3, and 4. Pectoral-fin rays 12+3. Nape and breast scaled.

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Dianne J. Bray, Pterygotrigla cajorarori in Fishes of Australia, accessed 25 May 2024, https://fishesofaustralia.net.au/home/species/4807

Hyperostotic Gurnard, Pterygotrigla cajorarori Richards & Yato 2012

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Near Saumarez Reef, off Queensland (22º53’S - 23º12’S). Elsewhere, the species occurs in the tropical Western Pacific (Japan, Philippines) and the eastern Indian Ocean (Indonesia). Depth range (Australia) 325-466m.


The species name cajorarori is based on a combination of the first two letters of the senior author’s grand-daughters Carolyn, Josephine, Rachel, Rosemary, and Riley.

Species Citation

Pterygotrigla cajorarori Richards & Yato, 2012 Zootaxa 3484: 53-64.
Type locality: Philippines, vicinity of north of Mindanao, 6.6 mi off Macalaban Point Light, 413 m [08º36’26'' N, 124º36’08” E]. 


Dianne J. Bray

Hyperostotic Gurnard, Pterygotrigla cajorarori Richards & Yato 2012


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.

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CAAB Code:37288046

Depth:325-466 m (AUS)

Habitat:Soft bottom

Max Size:33cm SL

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