Dactylopteridae

Dactylopteridae

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. 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.They have been observed to "walk" along sandy sea floors while looking for crustaceans and other small invertebrates by using their pelvic fins. Like the true gurnards (sea robins), to which they may be related, they possess a swim bladder with two lobes and a "drumming muscle" that can beat against the swim bladder to produce sounds.show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Fec Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136643464
  • 9786136643465