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Family: Dactylopteridae Flying gurnards



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Indo-West Pacific, from s
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Dactyloptena gilberti Snyder, 1909

Photo by Photo by Bogorodsky, S.V.
 
Dactyloptena gilberti
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Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Dactyloptena macracantha (Bleeker, 1855)

Photo by Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Dactyloptena macracantha
[Spotwing flying gurnard]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Dactyloptena orientalis (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Photo by Yin, Robert
 
Dactyloptena orientalis
[Oriental flying gurnard]



Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Dactyloptena papilio Ogilby, 1910

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Dactyloptena papilio
[Butterfly flying-gurnard]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 36 cm TL
Dactyloptena peterseni (Nyström, 1887)

Photo by Photo by Khalaf, M.A.
 
Dactyloptena peterseni
[Starry flying gurnard]



Western Pacific
Max. Length 9.5 cm SL
Dactyloptena tiltoni Eschmeyer, 1997

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Dactyloptena tiltoni
[Plain helmet gurnard]



Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm SL
Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Dactylopterus volitans
[Flying gurnard]



7 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Dactyloptena gilberti Indo-West Pacific, from s 25 SL 1909
Dactyloptena macracantha Spotwing flying gurnard Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1855
Dactyloptena orientalis Oriental flying gurnard Indo-Pacific 40 TL 1829
Dactyloptena papilio Butterfly flying-gurnard Indo-Pacific 22 TL 1910
Dactyloptena peterseni Starry flying gurnard Indo-West Pacific 36 TL 1887
Dactyloptena tiltoni Plain helmet gurnard Western Pacific 9.5 SL 1997
Dactylopterus volitans Flying gurnard Eastern Atlantic 50 SL 1758



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