sea robin

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sea robin

or sea·rob·in (sē′rŏb′ĭn)
Any of various bottom-dwelling marine fishes of the family Triglidae, having a bony head, winglike pectoral fins with two or three rays used as feelers, and the ability to produce sounds with the swim bladder. Also called gurnard.

sea robin



(Animals) any of various American gurnards of the genus Prionotus and related genera, such as P. carolinus (northern sea robin)

sea′ rob`in

any of various gurnards, esp. certain American species of the genus Prionotus, having large pectoral fins.
[1805–15, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sea robin - American gurnardsea robin - American gurnard; mostly found in bays and estuaries
gurnard - bottom-dwelling coastal fishes with spiny armored heads and fingerlike pectoral fins used for crawling along the sea bottom
northern sea robin, Prionotus carolinus - large searobin; found from Nova Scotia to Florida
armored sea robin, armored searobin, Peristedion miniatum - sea robins having bony scutes on the body and barbels on the chin; found mostly on the continental slope
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Machias, "Effect of habitat selection on the dietary patterns of two triglid species," Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol.
This approach has not previously been applied to any triglid (Secor et al., 1992).
The present study was undertaken in order to define more precisely the distribution of triglids in this region, and to provide data for studies that relate triglid distribution to season, age and physicochemical variables (Weiss, 1987).