Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopteri (ray-finned fishes) > Perciformes/Scorpaenoidei
() > Triglidae
(Searobins) > Pterygotriglinae
Etymology: Pterygotrigla: Greek, pterigion, diminutive of pteryx = wing, fin + Greek, trigla, es = red mullet (Ref. 45335); hafizi: Named for Mr. Ahmed Hafiz, Acting Dir. Marine Fisheries Section, Maldives. More on authors: Richards, Yato & Last.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range ? - 230 m (Ref. 54796). Tropical
Western Indian Ocean: Maldives.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 8.9 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54796)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 27. This species possess the following distinguishing characters: cleithral spine width 10% SL, ventral to the opercular spine; first dorsal-fin with black blotch between spine membranes 3-6 and with 5 bucklers; naked prepectoral, interpelvic area and nape; scaled breast and belly; pectoral fin with 13 connected rays, dusky with distinct black area over rays and membranes of rays 9-11 with black pigment, remainder of fin pale including distal margin; pectoral-fin length 39% SL, free ray 39% SL; 1 epibranchial gill rakers, 9 ceratobranchial gill rakers, short 3% SL; 27 vertebrae; head and body with few pale spots (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. 123251)
CITES (Ref. 123416)
Threat to humans
Common namesSynonymsMetabolismPredatorsEcotoxicologyReproductionMaturitySpawningSpawning aggregationFecundityEggsEgg development
ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
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 (0.00391 - 0.02676), 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 (19 of 100) .