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Pterygotrigla intermedica – New Fish Species

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Source: DTE

 Context: Scientists from the Zoological Survey of India (ZSI) have discovered a new species of deep-sea marine fish in Digha Mohana, West Bengal, named Pterygotrigla intermedica, commonly known as gurnards or sea-robins.

  • This fish belongs to the Triglidae family and is characterized by its vibrant orange color. It is the fourth species of the Pterygotrigla genus reported in India and adds to the 178 species of the Triglidae family found worldwide.