Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

CAAB: 37288053

Species Pterygotrigla hoplites (Fowler, 1938)

Swordnose Gurnard, Swordspine Gurnard


Miscellaneous Literature Names

  • Parapterygotrigla sp. D [of P. Last] [CSIRO CAAB 30 March 2015].



Use of the name follows Richards & Yato (2014). Some workers believe further work is needed to determine the identity of the species.




Northern Territory, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Off Rowley Shoals (17º52’S, 118º27’E,) to off Cape Leveque (14º07"S, 122º06'E), WA and Arafura Sea, NT (09º45'S, 130º14'E); tropical, west Pacific (Philippines)

IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)


Timor Transition (1), Timor Province (2), Northwest Transition (3)

Ecological Descriptors

Benthic, continental slope.

Extra Ecological Information

265–512 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)
SCORPAENIFORMES 30-Mar-2015 ADDED Dr Dianne Bray (NMV) Dr Doug Hoese (AM) Dr Matthew Lockett (AM)