gurnard

Definitions of gurnard
  1. noun
    bottom-dwelling coastal fishes with spiny armored heads and fingerlike pectoral fins used for crawling along the sea bottom
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    Trigla lucerna, tub gurnard, yellow gurnard
    a kind of gurnard
    sea robin, searobin
    American gurnard; mostly found in bays and estuaries
    Prionotus carolinus, northern sea robin
    large searobin; found from Nova Scotia to Florida
    Peristedion miniatum, armored sea robin, armored searobin
    sea robins having bony scutes on the body and barbels on the chin; found mostly on the continental slope
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    scorpaenoid, scorpaenoid fish
    fishes having the head armored with bony plates
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