Classification / Names
Common names | Synonyms | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa
Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Scorpaeniformes
(Scorpionfishes and flatheads) > Triglidae
(Searobins) > Pterygotriglinae
Etymology: Pterygotrigla: Greek, pterigion, diminutive of pteryx = wing, fin + Greek, trigla, es = red mullet (Ref. 45335); soela: Named for the former CSIRO research vessel R/V Solea; noun in apposition. More on authors: Richards, Yato & Last.
Environment: milieu / climate zone / depth range / distribution range
Marine; benthopelagic; depth range 250 - 348 m (Ref. 54796). Tropical
Southwest Pacific: Australia.
Size / Weight / Age
Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 11.0 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 54796)
Morphology | Morphometrics
Vertebrae: 27. This species possess the following distinguishing characters: cleithral spine reduced to angular projection lying mediad of opercular spine (width 3-6% SL); interspinous membranes between first three dorsal-fin spines with a black blotch; scalloped-edged scales on trunk; naked prepectoral and interpelvic area; usually scaled breast; scaled belly; pectoral fin with 13 connected rays, with a black blotch, separated from dusky membranes; pectoral length 39-61% SL, longest free ray 27-45% SL; 1 (really 0 or 2) epibranchial gill rakers, 9-13 ceratobranchial gill rakers, short (2-4% SL); 27 vertebrae (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. 120744)
CITES (Ref. 118484)
Threat to humans
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ReferencesAquacultureAquaculture profileStrainsGeneticsAllele frequenciesHeritabilityDiseasesProcessingMass conversion
Estimates based on models
Preferred temperature (Ref. 115969
): 6.9 - 17.1, mean 16 (based on 9 cells).
Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805
= 0.5000 [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01023 (0.00397 - 0.02640), 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
): 3.5 ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 120179
): High, minimum population doubling time less than 15 months (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153
): Low vulnerability (24 of 100) .