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Flying gurnard

flying gurnards
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Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Actinopterygii
Order:Scorpaeniformes
Family:Dactylopteridae
Genera
Dactyloptena
Dactylopterus

The flying gurnards are a family (Dactylopteridae) of marine fish notable for their greatly enlarged pectoral fins[?], which they use to "walk" along sandy sea floors while looking for crustaceans and other small invertebrates.

The family is small, with seven species in two genera.

Genus Dactyloptena:

Genus Dactylopterus:

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