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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Triglidae Searobins
Subfamily: Prionotinae
Genus: Prionotus

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL
Prionotus alatus Goode & Bean, 1883

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Prionotus alatus
[Spiny searobin]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 20.5 cm SL
Prionotus albirostris Jordan & Bollman, 1890

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Prionotus albirostris
[Whitesnout searobin]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Prionotus beanii Goode, 1896

Photo by Photo by JAMARC
 
Prionotus beanii
[Bean's searobin]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Prionotus birostratus Richardson, 1844

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Prionotus birostratus
[Two-beaked searobin]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Prionotus carolinus (Linnaeus, 1771)

Photo by Photo by Crippen, C.
 
Prionotus carolinus
[Northern searobin]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Prionotus evolans (Linnaeus, 1766)

Photo by Photo by Flescher, D.
 
Prionotus evolans
[Striped searobin]



Eastern Pacific

Prionotus horrens Richardson, 1844

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Prionotus horrens
[Bristly searobin]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Prionotus longispinosus Teague, 1951

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Prionotus longispinosus
[Bigeye searobin]
No picture found

Max. Length 17.5 cm TL

 
Prionotus martis
[Gulf of Mexico barred searobin]



Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Prionotus miles Jenyns, 1840

Photo by Photo by Hawkins, B. Waterhouse
 
Prionotus miles
[Galapagos gurnard]
No picture found

Max. Length 6 cm SL

 
Prionotus murielae
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Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 38.1 cm TL
Prionotus nudigula Ginsburg, 1950

Photo by Photo by INIDEP
 
Prionotus nudigula
[Red searobin]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 27 cm TL
Prionotus ophryas Jordan & Swain, 1885

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Prionotus ophryas
[Bandtail searobin]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL
Prionotus paralatus Ginsburg, 1950

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Prionotus paralatus
[Mexican searobin]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Prionotus punctatus (Bloch, 1793)

Photo by Photo by Vianna, M.
 
Prionotus punctatus
[Bluewing searobin]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Prionotus roseus Jordan & Evermann, 1887

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Prionotus roseus
[Bluespotted searobin]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Prionotus rubio Jordan, 1886

Photo by Photo by Grandas, Y.
 
Prionotus rubio
[Blackwing searobin]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 39.5 cm TL
Prionotus ruscarius Gilbert & Starks, 1904

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Prionotus ruscarius
[Common searobin]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Prionotus scitulus Jordan & Gilbert, 1882

Photo by Photo by Cox, C.
 
Prionotus scitulus
[Leopard searobin]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 17.5 cm TL
Prionotus stearnsi Jordan & Swain, 1885

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Prionotus stearnsi
[Shortwing searobin]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 43 cm TL
Prionotus stephanophrys Lockington, 1881

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Prionotus stephanophrys
[Lumptail searobin]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Prionotus teaguei Briggs, 1956

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Prionotus teaguei
[Long-ray searobin]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Prionotus tribulus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Prionotus tribulus
[Bighead searobin]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Prionotus alatus Spiny searobin Western Atlantic 17.5 TL 1883
Prionotus albirostris Whitesnout searobin Eastern Pacific 20.5 SL 1890
Prionotus beanii Bean's searobin Western Atlantic 15 TL 1896
Prionotus birostratus Two-beaked searobin Eastern Pacific 18 TL 1844
Prionotus carolinus Northern searobin Western Atlantic 38 TL 1771
Prionotus evolans Striped searobin Western Atlantic 45 TL 1766
Prionotus horrens Bristly searobin Eastern Pacific 1844
Prionotus longispinosus Bigeye searobin Western Atlantic 35 TL 1951
Prionotus martis Gulf of Mexico barred searobin Western Atlantic 17.5 TL 1950
Prionotus miles Galapagos gurnard Southeast Pacific 25 TL 1840
Prionotus murielae Western Central Atlantic 6 SL 1928
Prionotus nudigula Red searobin Southwest Atlantic 38.1 TL 1950
Prionotus ophryas Bandtail searobin Western Atlantic 27 TL 1885
Prionotus paralatus Mexican searobin Western Atlantic 17.5 TL 1950
Prionotus punctatus Bluewing searobin Western Atlantic 45 TL 1793
Prionotus roseus Bluespotted searobin Western Atlantic 20 TL 1887
Prionotus rubio Blackwing searobin Western Atlantic 30 TL 1886
Prionotus ruscarius Common searobin Eastern Pacific 39.5 TL 1904
Prionotus scitulus Leopard searobin Western Atlantic 25 TL 1882
Prionotus stearnsi Shortwing searobin Western Atlantic 17.5 TL 1885
Prionotus stephanophrys Lumptail searobin Eastern Pacific 43 TL 1881
Prionotus teaguei Long-ray searobin Eastern Central Pacific 15 TL 1956
Prionotus tribulus Bighead searobin Western Atlantic 35 TL 1829



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