Flying Gurnards (Triglidae)
Flying Fish, Sea Robin, Grunt Fish, Bluefin Gurnard.
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Also known as Flying Fish, Sea Robin, Grunt Fish and Bluefin Gurnard.
Found singly on sand and rubble bottoms, juveniles shallow, often partly buried in sand in bays and lagoons, adults much deeper waters and rarely seen.
They feed on small fish, bivalves and crustaceans.
Can vary in depth of colour when threatened from cream with brown blotches to red, hence it's common name!
Length - 50cm
Depth - 2-200m
Widespread Indo-West Pacific
The pelvic fins act like legs as the fish walks along the bottom of the ocean. They also grunt or make chirping noises by expelling gas from their bladders. French term for the word Gurnard means to grunt.
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