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Species Peristedion picturatum McCulloch, 1926

Robust Armour Gurnard, Armoured Gurnard, Sea Robin


Generic Combinations


Miscellaneous Literature Names

  • Peristedion lingi Whitley, 1933 [misidentification of paratype]. —
    Whitley, G.P. 1933. Studies in Ichthyology No. 7. Records of the Australian Museum 19(1): 60-112 figs 1-4 pls 11-15 [97] (paratype AMS IA.5810 listed by Kawai, T. 2013. Revision of the peristediid genus Satyrichthys (Actinopterygii: Teleostei) with the description of a new species, S. milleri sp. nov. Zootaxa 3635(4): 419-438 as Peristedion liorhnnchus)



Kawai & Yabe (2006) regarded this species as a junior synonym of Peristedion liorhynchus That species is a tropical species and tentatively we retain that name from material from Northwestern Australia to Cape York, although that species may be an undescribed species.




New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria

Extra Distribution Information

ENE of the Capricorn Group, QLD (22º10'S) to E of Flinders Is, TAS (39°57'S), and the Taupo Tablemount, Tasman Sea (33°10'S, 156°10'E), recorded from New Caledonia, but possibly based on a different species; temperate

Australian Endemic.

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Southeast Transition (11), Central Eastern Province (12), Tasman Basin Province (13), Central Eastern Transition (15), Northeast Province (18), Southeast Shelf Transition (37), Central Eastern Shelf Province (38), Central Eastern Shelf Transition (39), Northeast Shelf Province (40)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental shelf, continental slope.

Extra Ecological Information

147-550 m


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
06-May-2015 SCORPAENIFORMES 29-Apr-2015 MODIFIED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)
27-Jul-2010 MODIFIED