What do you get if you cross a fish with an insect? pics: [x] [x]
Sea Robins, also known as Gurnards, are over 100 species in the family Triglidae. Pretty much every part of the world has at least one kind of Sea Robin lurking on the sea floor not too far from the coast. Most of them reach about a foot or two in length.
Sea robins have three spiny “legs” on each side. These legs are actually flexible spines that were once part of the pectoral fin. Over time, the spines separated themselves from the rest of the fin, developing into feeler-like forelegs. The pelvic fins have been thought to let the fish walk on the bottom, but are really used to stir up food.
Sea Robins are AWESOME. Bonus: they’re called Sea Robins.