Gargariscus prionocephalus (Duméril, 1869)
Jaggedhead gurnard
photo by Goldman, M.

Family:  Peristediidae (Armored searobins or armored gurnards)
Max. size:  30 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; marine; depth range - 304 m
Distribution:  Indo-Pacific: Japan to the Philippines and the Arafura Sea. Also recorded from Darwin to North West Cape (Ref. 5978).
Diagnosis:  Large barbels on lower jaw. Orange-reddish in life with black bands in pectoral fin and black edge on dorsal fins.
Biology:  A deepwater species (Ref. 9771). Found on the continental shelf (Ref. 75154). Bony scutes reduce commercial value (Ref. 9771).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sa-a, Pascualita - 18.08.93
Modified by: Ortañez, Auda Kareen - 11.11.08

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