streaked gurnard

Scientific name Chelidonichthys lastoviza
Descriptor Bonnaterre
Year of description 1788
IUCN category LC
Family Triglidae
Genus Chelidonichthys
Chelidonichthys lastoviza Chelidonichthys lastoviza


Chelidonichthys lastoviza, commonly known as streaked gurnard, is a salt water fish.

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Who is it?


  • Average size
    15 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Longevity
    18 year
  • Pattern
  • Average size
    15 cm
  • Maximum size
    40 cm
  • Longevity
    18 year
  • Pattern

How to recognize the streaked gurnard ?

The streaked gurnard measures between 15 and 40 cm. This fish is multicolore with a predominantly rouge, bleu, orange, marron, rose and beige body. The also has marron mottling.

Behaviour & Life cycle

  • diet
  • Sociability
  • territorial
  • Way of living

The streaked gurnard is a fish solitary naturally found on the bottom. This species is carnivorous .

n general, this species does not care much about other animals crossing its path.


  • Reproduction
    ovipare qui pond en eau libre

The streaked gurnard is a fish ovipare qui pond en eau libre.

Harmless species

This species does not represent any particular threats to humans when encountered in its natural environment.

Where to find it?

What is its habitat?

Natural environment characteristics

  • Temperature
    9 - 26 °C
  • Depth
    10 - 150 m

Biotope presentation

The streaked gurnard is most often found at a depth between 10m and 150m. However, it is not impossible to find this species at other depths.

Species of the same biotope

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