Peristedion liorhynchus (Günther, 1872)
Armoured gurnard
photo by CSIRO

Family:  Peristediidae (Armored searobins or armored gurnards)
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  bathydemersal; depth range 140 - 380 m
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: Tosa Bay, Japan to Celebes Sea. Also recorded from Indonesia and northwestern Australia (Ref. 5978). Also reported from New Caledonia, Philippines and Guam (Ref. 9771).
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 8-8; Dorsal soft rays (total): 21-21; Anal soft rays: 20-20. Mostly brownish red with dark margin on dorsal fins and banded pectoral fin.
Biology:  A deepwater species. Occurs on the continental shelf and slope (Ref. 9563). Bony scutes reduce commercial value (Ref. 9771).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Luna, Susan M. - 06.06.94
Modified by: Bailly, Nicolas - 22.12.17
Checked by: Casal, Christine Marie V. - 26.09.95

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