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Tub Gurnard

Chelidonichthys lucerna

2 Species ID Suggestions

Tub gurnard
Chelidonichthys lucerna Tub gurnard
The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago
Bluefin gurnard
Chelidonichthys kumu Bluefin gurnard

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Maria dB
Maria dB 8 years ago

Very nice spotting - congratulations!

outsidegirl0 8 years ago


Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 8 years ago

Congratulations, Marek !

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago


RobThacker 8 years ago

Congrats Marek

Jellis 8 years ago

Beautiful blue. I agree with Mark it looks like a Tub Gurnard – Trigula Lucerna
And congratulations

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Congratularions for SOTD Marek.

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Congratulations Marek, such a beautiful fish!

KarenL 8 years ago

Congrat Marek, your beautiful gurnard from the Aegean Sea is our Spotting of the Day!


The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

You may be right, Mark. At least we have pointed out at the genus, which is quite good :-)

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Hi Marta. It seems there are hundreds of similar gurnards around the world but the one endemic to that part of the world is C lucerna and this might be juvenile.

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

In this web site is also described as found in Greece among other places:
It makes me wonder if they ever entered the Mediterranean as fish discarded by fisher boats which were still alive when dumped to the waters? (since they are usually fished).

The MnMs
The MnMs 8 years ago

In the Wiki says is a Pacific fish, however it must have made its way to Greek waters since it is the only gurnard I can find that looks like it! :-)

sunnyjosef 8 years ago

Great spotting.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 8 years ago

Nice. It looks a bit like a Flying gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans) - maybe a relative?

Beauty !

Marek Koszorek
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Marek Koszorek

Δήμος Σιθωνίας, Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

Spotted on May 12, 2014
Submitted on May 12, 2014

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