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Sea Robin

Triglidae

Description:

Redish brown with large fan side fins, also called a Gurnard. Sea robins have sharp spines on their gill plates and dorsal fins that inject a mild poison, causing slight pain for two to three days.

Notes:

We let it go. No fish were harmed during the taking of these pictures. We used un-pointed hooks.

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8 Comments

eftco88
eftco88 7 years ago

Amazing!!!

keithp2012
keithp2012 9 years ago

I've caught these many times, and yes they walk on the sea bottom with those "legs", they also make a grunting noise when caught.

Ivan Rodriguez
Ivan Rodriguez 9 years ago

With these shots, I can safely say, "I've seen it all." Amazing find!

EmilyMarino
EmilyMarino 9 years ago

Whoa! What a crazy strange fish! Like a living evolution relic!

kellyadamms
kellyadamms 9 years ago

Wow, what an amazing fish....i love the fact it can walk on the land as well.!
only discovered this site yesterday and it has amazed me.

Ismael Chaves
Ismael Chaves 9 years ago

Wow!

CourtneyVerk
CourtneyVerk 9 years ago

Cool spotting. I recommend using the second picture as your main photo!

auntnance123
auntnance123 9 years ago

what a cool fish; they have "legs"!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_robin

CarlAdler
Spotted by
CarlAdler

NYC, New York, USA

Spotted on Aug 20, 2011
Submitted on Aug 20, 2011

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