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Family: Dactylopteridae Flying gurnards



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7 species (see list below)

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Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.

Indo-West Pacific, from s
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Dactyloptena gilberti Snyder, 1909

Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.
 
Dactyloptena gilberti
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Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Dactyloptena macracantha (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dactyloptena macracantha
[Spotwing flying gurnard]

Photo by Yin, Robert

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Dactyloptena orientalis (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Yin, Robert
 
Dactyloptena orientalis
[Oriental flying gurnard]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Dactyloptena papilio Ogilby, 1910

Photo by CSIRO
 
Dactyloptena papilio
[Butterfly flying-gurnard]

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Dactyloptena peterseni (Nyström, 1887)

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.
 
Dactyloptena peterseni
[Starry flying gurnard]

Photo by FAO

Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.4 cm SL
Dactyloptena tiltoni Eschmeyer, 1997

Photo by FAO
 
Dactyloptena tiltoni
[Plain helmet gurnard]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Dactylopterus volitans
[Flying gurnard]
7 Species of Family Dactylopteridae
(Flying gurnards)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1909 Dactyloptena gilberti Indo-West Pacific, from s 25 SL
1855 Dactyloptena macracantha Spotwing flying gurnard Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1829 Dactyloptena orientalis Oriental flying gurnard Indo-Pacific 40 TL
1910 Dactyloptena papilio Butterfly flying-gurnard Indo-Pacific 22 TL
1887 Dactyloptena peterseni Starry flying gurnard Indo-West Pacific 36 TL
1997 Dactyloptena tiltoni Plain helmet gurnard Western Pacific 9.4 SL
1758 Dactylopterus volitans Flying gurnard Eastern Atlantic 50 SL



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