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Oriental Flying Gurnard Video Stock Footage

The oriental flying gurnard can grow to 40 cm (16 in) in length but its common size is about 20 cm (8 in). It has a broad head with a blunt snout and the eyes are set a long way apart. It has a heavily armoured robust body. The dorsal fin has seven spines and nine soft rays while the anal fin has no spines and six to seven soft rays. The huge, rounded pectoral fins having many dark spots and wavy streaks and a bright blue edge. Each ray has a feeler-like extension on the tip. This fish is well camouflaged with a grayish brown base color with dark brown or black markings on its head and body. The oriental flying gurnard feeds on small bony fish, bivalves, and crustaceans.

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Animalia: Chordata: Scorpaeniformes: Actinopterygii: Dactylopteridae: Dactyloptena orientalis

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