Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Triglidae
(Searobins) > Pterygotriglinae
Etymology: Pterygotrigla: Greek, pterigion, diminutive of pteryx = wing, fin + Greek, trigla, es = red mullet (Ref. 45335); urashimai: Named for Urashima, a hero of the Japanese folktale in which the goddess of fishes, Otohime is also an important character. More on authors: Richards, Yato & Last.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 119 m (Ref. 54796). Tropical
Countries | FAO areas | Ecosystems | Occurrences | Point map | Introductions | Faunafri
Western Pacific: Philippines.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 9.4 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54796)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 27. This species possess the following distinguishing characters: no defined cleithral spine (width 5% SL), rudiment of the spine medial to the opercular spine; absence of a black blotch on the first dorsal fin; scalloped-edged scales on trunk; naked prepectoral, breast and interpelvic area; scaled belly; inner surface of pectoral fin with a black blotch, dusk membranes rather than black, 13 connected rays; pectoral length 42-46% SL, longest free ray 38-39% SL; 1-2 epibranchial gill rakers, 8 ceratobranchial gill rakers, short (3% SL); 27 vertebrae (Ref. 54796).
Life cycle and mating behavior
Maturity | Reproduction | Spawning | Eggs | Fecundity | Larvae
Richards, W.J., T. Yato and P.R. Last, 2003. Revision of the gurnard fish subgenus Otohime (Triglidae: Pterygotrigla). Smithiana, Bull. 2:1-18. (Ref. 54796)
IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
CountriesFAO areasEcosystemsOccurrencesIntroductionsStocksEcologyDietFood itemsFood consumptionRation
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Estimates based on models
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00397 - 0.02640), b=3.05 (2.83 - 3.27), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278
): 3.4 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months ().
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (20 of 100) .