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... TO APPEAR LARGER THAN THEY REALLY ARE AND THUS PROTECT THEMSELVES THEY FULLY UNFOLD THEIR PROMINENT FINS TO FORM A FAN?

...although they are good swimmers they can often be seen walking on the sea bottom supported by their extraordinary fins?
... TO APPEAR LARGER THAN THEY REALLY ARE AND THUS PROTECT THEMSELVES THEY FULLY UNFOLD THEIR PROMINENT FINS TO FORM A FAN?

 

FLYING GURNARD

Order: Scorpaeniformes.
Family: Dactylopteridae.
Distribution:The central western Atlantic Ocean, coasts of the Iberian Peninsula, African coasts and Mediterranean.
Measurements:90 cm.
Food:Invertebrates and crustaceans

Status of the Species:Scanty commercial value. Sports fishing

More information Flying Gurnard (Dactylopterus volitans) in Fishbase.