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Family: Peristediidae Armored searobins or armored gurnards



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45 species
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Photo by Goldman, M.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Gargariscus prionocephalus (Duméril, 1869)

Photo by Goldman, M.
 
Gargariscus prionocephalus
[Jaggedhead gurnard]
No picture found
Indo-Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Heminodus philippinus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 11.5 cm SL

 
Paraheminodus kamoharai
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Paraheminodus laticephalus (Kamohara, 1952)

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Paraheminodus laticephalus
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 13.7 cm SL

 
Paraheminodus longirostralis
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 26.5 cm SL

 
Paraheminodus murrayi
[Murray's armoured gurnard]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Peristedion altipinne Regan, 1903

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Peristedion altipinne
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Peristedion amblygenys
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 18 cm SL

 
Peristedion antillarum
[Longnose armoured searobin]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific.
Max. Length 13.7 cm SL
Peristedion barbiger Garman, 1899

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Peristedion barbiger
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm SL

 
Peristedion brevirostre
[Flathead searobin]

Photo by Garcia-Franco, M.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Peristedion cataphractum (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Garcia-Franco, M.
 
Peristedion cataphractum
[African armoured searobin]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 15.2 cm SL

 
Peristedion crustosum
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Peristedion ecuadorense Teague, 1961

Photo by JAMARC
 
Peristedion ecuadorense
[]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Peristedion gracile Goode & Bean, 1896

Photo by JAMARC
 
Peristedion gracile
[Slender searobin]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Central Atlantic.
Max. Length 23.9 cm TL
Peristedion greyae Miller, 1967

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Peristedion greyae
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 22.4 cm TL

 
Peristedion imberbe
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Peristedion liorhynchus (Günther, 1872)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Peristedion liorhynchus
[Armoured gurnard]
No picture found
Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 19.5 cm SL

 
Peristedion longicornutum
[Longhorn armored gurnard]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 15 cm TL

 
Peristedion longispatha
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Peristedion miniatum Goode, 1880

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Peristedion miniatum
[Armored searobin]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 11.8 cm SL

 
Peristedion nesium
[]

Photo by Shirai, Y.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Peristedion nierstraszi Weber, 1913

Photo by Shirai, Y.
 
Peristedion nierstraszi
[]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 19 cm TL
Peristedion orientale Temminck & Schlegel, 1843

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Peristedion orientale
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 7 cm SL
Peristedion paucibarbiger Castro-Aguirre & Garcia-Domínguez, 1984

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Peristedion paucibarbiger
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Peristedion riversandersoni
[]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 25 cm TL

 
Peristedion thompsoni
[Rimspine searobin]

Photo by Fischer, L.G.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 17 cm SL
Peristedion truncatum (Günther, 1880)

Photo by Fischer, L.G.
 
Peristedion truncatum
[Black armoured searobin]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 22.4 cm TL

 
Peristedion unicuspis
[]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Peristedion weberi Smith, 1934

Photo by SFSA
 
Peristedion weberi
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 20.1 cm SL

 
Satyrichthys clavilapis
[]

Photo by Jawad, L.A.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 48.7 cm SL
Satyrichthys laticeps (Schlegel, 1852)

Photo by Jawad, L.A.
 
Satyrichthys laticeps
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL

 
Satyrichthys longiceps
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 26.5 cm SL

 
Satyrichthys milleri
[]

Photo by CSIRO

East Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 48 cm SL
Satyrichthys moluccensis (Bleeker, 1850)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Satyrichthys moluccensis
[Black-finned armoured-gurnard]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Satyrichthys rieffeli (Kaup, 1859)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Satyrichthys rieffeli
[Spotted armoured-gurnard]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Satyrichthys welchi (Herre, 1925)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Satyrichthys welchi
[Robust armoured-gurnard]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 28 cm TL

 
Scalicus amiscus
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Scalicus engyceros (Günther, 1872)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Scalicus engyceros
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 18.5 cm SL

 
Scalicus gilberti
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm TL

 
Scalicus hians
[]

Photo by SFSA

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Scalicus investigatoris (Alcock, 1898)

Photo by SFSA
 
Scalicus investigatoris
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL

 
Scalicus orientalis
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 14.9 cm SL

 
Scalicus quadratorostratus
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 27 cm TL

 
Scalicus serrulatus
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gargariscus prionocephalus Jaggedhead gurnard Indo-Pacific 30 TL 1869
Heminodus philippinus Indo-Western Pacific 9 TL 1917
Paraheminodus kamoharai Western Pacific 11.5 SL 2004
Paraheminodus laticephalus Northwest Pacific 21 TL 1952
Paraheminodus longirostralis Western Pacific 13.7 SL 2008
Paraheminodus murrayi Murray's armoured gurnard Indo-West Pacific 26.5 SL 1880
Peristedion altipinne Southwest Atlantic 23 TL 1903
Peristedion amblygenys Western Central Pacific 1938
Peristedion antillarum Longnose armoured searobin Western Central Atlantic 18 SL 1961
Peristedion barbiger Eastern Central Pacific. 13.7 SL 1899
Peristedion brevirostre Flathead searobin Western Atlantic 25 SL 1860
Peristedion cataphractum African armoured searobin Eastern Atlantic 40 TL 1758
Peristedion crustosum Eastern Pacific 15.2 SL 1899
Peristedion ecuadorense Western Central Atlantic 21 TL 1961
Peristedion gracile Slender searobin Western Atlantic 20 TL 1896
Peristedion greyae Western Central Atlantic. 23.9 TL 1967
Peristedion imberbe Western Central Atlantic 22.4 TL 1861
Peristedion liorhynchus Armoured gurnard Indo-West Pacific 40 TL 1872
Peristedion longicornutum Longhorn armored gurnard Southwestern Pacific 19.5 SL 2017
Peristedion longispatha Western Central Atlantic 15 TL 1886
Peristedion miniatum Armored searobin Western Atlantic 30 TL 1880
Peristedion nesium Eastern Central Pacific 11.8 SL 2010
Peristedion nierstraszi Western Pacific 22 TL 1913
Peristedion orientale Northwest Pacific 19 TL 1843
Peristedion paucibarbiger Eastern Central Pacific 7 SL 1984
Peristedion riversandersoni Western Indian Ocean 1894
Peristedion thompsoni Rimspine searobin Western Atlantic 25 TL 1952
Peristedion truncatum Black armoured searobin Western Atlantic 17 SL 1880
Peristedion unicuspis Western Central Atlantic 22.4 TL 1967
Peristedion weberi Western Indian Ocean 15 TL 1934
Satyrichthys clavilapis Western Pacific 20.1 SL 1938
Satyrichthys laticeps Indo-West Pacific 48.7 SL 1852
Satyrichthys longiceps Western Central Pacific 15.5 SL 1943
Satyrichthys milleri Indo-West Pacific 26.5 SL 2013
Satyrichthys moluccensis Black-finned armoured-gurnard East Indo-West Pacific 48 SL 1850
Satyrichthys rieffeli Spotted armoured-gurnard Western Pacific 28 TL 1859
Satyrichthys welchi Robust armoured-gurnard Western Pacific 50 TL 1925
Scalicus amiscus Northwest Pacific 28 TL 1904
Scalicus engyceros Western Pacific 32 TL 1872
Scalicus gilberti Western Central Pacific 18.5 SL 1921
Scalicus hians Western Pacific 20 TL 1897
Scalicus investigatoris Indian Ocean 23 TL 1898
Scalicus orientalis Western Pacific 15.4 SL 1938
Scalicus quadratorostratus Western Pacific 14.9 SL 1979
Scalicus serrulatus Indo-West Pacific 27 TL 1898



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