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Oriental flying gurnard
2007-04-13 19:54:45

The Oriental flying gurnard, Dactyloptena orientalis, is a flying gurnard of the family Dactylopteridae found in the Indo-Pacific Oceans at depths down to 328.08 ft (100 m). Their length is up to 15.75 in (40 cm). The oriental flying gurnard has huge, round pectoral fins. The fins are usually held against the body, but when threatened they can expand the 'wings' to scare off a predator....

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