Spotted gurnard

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Spotted gurnard
Pterygotrigla picta (spotted gurnard).gif
Drawing by Dr Tony Ayling
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Triglidae
Genus: Pterygotrigla
Species: P. picta
Binomial name
Pterygotrigla picta
(Günther, 1880)

The spotted gurnard, Pterygotrigla picta, is a searobin of the family Triglidae, found in the Indo-Pacific oceans at depths between 200 and 500 m. Its length is up to 35 cm.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Pterygotrigla picta" in FishBase. May 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8