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flying gurnard

n.
Any of various chiefly tropical marine fishes of the family Dactylopteridae, having greatly enlarged, winglike pectoral fins that facilitate gliding through the water.

flying gurnard

n
(Animals) any marine spiny-finned gurnard-like fish of the mostly tropical family Dactylopteridae, having enlarged fan-shaped pectoral fins used to glide above the surface of the sea

fly′ing gur′nard


n.
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.
[1880–85]
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Noun1.flying gurnard - tropical fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater glidingflying gurnard - tropical fish with huge fanlike pectoral fins for underwater gliding; unrelated to searobins
scorpaenoid, scorpaenoid fish - fishes having the head armored with bony plates
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Flying gurnards are usually found in hotter climes such as the Mediterranean and the Phillippines.
Only four Flying Gurnards have been caught this far north since records began more than 100 years ago.
They include flying gurnards, moonfish, triggerfish, and tropical turtles.