Monday, 25 March 2013

The Butterfly of the Sea...

The Red Gurnard (Chelidonichthys
spinosus)is one of 100 different species of
Sea Robins, or Gurnards. These fantastic
fish are normally found on the sea floor at
depths of around 660 ft. They have a
special set of ‘wings,’ which are actually
just beautiful pectoral fins, that allow them
to “fly” through the water. They also
possess six spiny feet that allow them to
walk across the ocean floor in search of
Growing to around 30cm in length, I’d
have to say this is one of the most bizarre
and beautiful species of fish I’ve seen in a
while… and that’s saying something!
Habitat: Northwest Pacific (southern
Hokkaido, Japan southward to the South
China Sea)

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