Flying gurnard

The flying gurnard, Dactylopterus volitans, is a fish of tropical to warm temperate waters on both sides of the Atlantic, found as far north as New Jersey and south as Brazil, and from the English Channel to Angola.

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The Flying gurnard lives in the reef-associated, brackish, marine, depth range 1 - 100 m environment.

The Flying Gurnard is easily recognised by its huge pectoral fins. These fins are covered with dark spots and wavy lines. They have feeler-like leading rays and extensions from each fin ray. The pectoral fins are usually held against the sides of the body. More

Use flying gurnard in a SentenceSee web results for flying gurnardSee images of flying gurnard–noun any marine fish of the family Dactylopteridae, esp. Dactylopterus volitans, having greatly enlarged, colorful pectoral fins that enable it to glide short distances through the air. More

The flying gurnards are a family, Dactylopteridae, of marine fish notable for their greatly enlarged pectoral fins. As they cannot literally fly, an alternative name preferred by some authors is helmet gurnards. They are the only family in the suborder Dactylopteroidei. More

The oriental flying gurnard, Dactyloptena orientalis, is a flying gurnard of the family Dactylopteridae found in the Indo-Pacific Oceans at depths down to 100 m. Their length is up to 40 cm. The oriental flying gurnard has huge, round pectoral fins. More

A flying gurnard in the Mediterranean Sea Singular flying gurnard Plural flying gurnards flying gurnard (plural flying gurnards) 1. More

The Flying Gurnard is also known as the Oriental Helmut Gurnard. It is a light-brown color with orange to dark-brown spots. The pectoral fins can be flared out into an impressive display of fan-like wings, with spines extending beyond the flesh at the tips. More

The Flying Gurnard is a fascinating fish to keep. It is a beautiful, entertaining fish to watch and easy to care for. More

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* Flying gurnard (Dactyloptena orientalis) on lava sand, with pectoral … Flying gurnard (Dactyloptena orientalis) on lava sand, with pectoral … * Atlantic flying gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans). More

Back of a Flying Gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans) at Phil Foster Park in West Palm Beach, Florida More

Flying Gurnard - Dactylopterus volitans Elongated body, very square at the front. Head covered with strong bones. Distinctive pectoral fins in two parts, the second one being very wide and brightly coloured in blue with white bloches. More

The flying gurnard (only known representative of its family), built, in general, on the "sea robin" plan, is remarkable for its enormous pectorals. When it is about half grown or older, these reach nearly to the base of the caudal fin if laid back. More

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Flying gurnard in shallow sea grass habitat around Coco Plum Caye, Belize: well camouflaged, head region, swimming away without wings, close-up over sand. This document maintained by Dr. Bill Bushing. More

flying gurnard definition flying gurnard any of an order (Dactylopteriformes) of marine bony fishes with winglike pectoral fins, capable of gliding in the air for short distances Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2005 More

Common names

Almindelig flyveknurhane in Danish (dansk)
Alón in Spanish (español)
alón volador in Spanish (español)
Angeliedde in Italian (Italiano)
Arrundini marinara in Italian (Italiano)
batfish in English
Bies in Maltese (Malti)
Buladó di benewater in Papiamento
Cabra-voadora in Portuguese (Português)
Cabrinha de leque in Portuguese (Português)
Cabrinha-de-leque in Portuguese (Português)
Cajaleó in Portuguese (Português)
Cajaléu in Portuguese (Português)
Cantalanotte in Italian (Italiano)
Chelidonopsaro kokino in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Chelidonopsaro kokino in Greek, Modern (1453)
Chichara in Spanish (español)
Ciuvettola in Italian (Italiano)
Civetta in Italian (Italiano)
Coió in Portuguese (Português)
Concon in Creole, Portuguese
Concon in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Concon in Portuguese (Português)
Corvu in Italian (Italiano)
Corvu di mari in Italian (Italiano)
Covvu in Italian (Italiano)
Dolgoper in Russian (русский язык)
Dzodzodroe in Ewe (Ɛʋɛgbɛ)
Ekpimmèvignon in Fon
Ekpimmèvignon in Fon GBE
Exocet in French (français)
Falkun in Maltese (Malti)
Faux poisson volant in French (français)
Flughahn in German (Deutsch)
Flygknot in Swedish (Svenska)
Flygsimpa in Swedish (Svenska)
Flying gurdnard in English
flying gurnard in English
Flyveknurhane in Danish (dansk)
Garnaw in Maltese (Malti)
gavilan in Spanish (español)
Glavaš krilaš in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Glavaš krilaš in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Golondrina in Spanish (español)
Grondin volant in French (français)
Guaraguao in Spanish (español)
Hamiema in Maltese (Malti)
Helmet gurnard in English
Kokot letac in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Kokotic in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Letuša in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Letuša in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Lindinedda in Italian (Italiano)
Morski pjetao in Croatian (Hrvatski)
Naawaan in Wolof (Wollof)
Nawane in Wolof (Wollof)
Nishisemihoubou in Japanese (日本語)
Pássaro gané in Portuguese (Português)
Pássaro-ganeto in Creole, Portuguese
Pássaro-ganeto in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Pássaro-ganeto in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-pássaro in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-voador in Portuguese (Português)
Pesce barbastrillo in Italian (Italiano)
Pesce civetta in Italian (Italiano)
Pesce lanterna in Italian (Italiano)
Pesce rondine in Italian (Italiano)
Pez murciélago in Spanish (español)
Pirabebe in Portuguese (Português)
Pirapebebe in Portuguese (Português)
Pisci volatroi in Italian (Italiano)
Pixxiseqer in Maltese (Malti)
Poisson volant in French (français)
Pósse ganet in Creole, Portuguese
Pósse ganet in Creoles and Pidgins, Portuguese
Poule de mer in French (français)
Rennella 'e mare in Italian (Italiano)
Rennenone in Italian (Italiano)
Rinninuni 'i mari in Italian (Italiano)
Rondine del mare in Italian (Italiano)
Rondinella in Italian (Italiano)
Rondinella in Maltese (Malti)
Rundinella in Maltese (Malti)
Rundinelle in Italian (Italiano)
Scellone 'e mare in Italian (Italiano)
Strwolotka in Polish (polski)
Treggia vulanti in Italian (Italiano)
Verat volador in Catalan (Català)
Vliegende poon in Dutch (Nederlands)
Voador in Portuguese (Português)
Voador Santo-Antônio in Portuguese (Português)
Voador-cascudo in Portuguese (Português)
Voador-coió in Portuguese (Português)
Voador-de-fundo in Portuguese (Português)
Voador-de-pedra in Portuguese (Português)
Voador-de-pedras in Portuguese (Português)
Volador in Spanish (español)
Χελιδονόψαρο in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Χελιδονόψαρο κόκκινο in Greek (Ελληνικά)
Χελιδονόψαρο Κόκκινο in Greek, Modern (1453)
долгопер средиземноморский in Russian (русский язык)
летучка in Russian (русский язык)
пальцекрыл in Russian (русский язык)
离棘真豹鲂鮄 in Mandarin Chinese
離棘真豹魴鮄 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Scorpaeniformes
Family : Dactylopteridae
Genus : Dactylopterus
Species : Dactylopterus volitans
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758