Streaked gurnard (Chelidonichthys lastoviza)
|Researched by||Morvan Barnes||Refereed by||This information is not refereed|
|Other common names||-||Synonyms||Trigloporus lastoviza , Trigla (Trigloporus) lastoviza Bonnaterre, 1788|
Recorded distribution in Britain and IrelandRecorded around the coasts of the Brtish Isles.
Global distributionRecorded around the coasts of the British Isles, from the Shetland Isles to northern France, the Azores, in the Mediterranean, and south along the eastern Atlantic coast of Africa and South Africa.
HabitatThe streaked gurnard is a demersal species usually found over sandy and rocky bottoms, from the coast down to depths of about 150 m.
Depth range10 - 150 m
- Up to 40 cm in length.
- Steep forehead.
- Body covered with transverse ridges of skin.
- Enlarged lateral line scales armed with small spines.
- Dark spots on back and head and blue spots on the long pectoral fins.
- Three lowermost pectoral rays are detached.
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Last Updated: 02/06/2008