Friday Fish Time

By Huw Morgan

28 October 2011

1 minute read

Common name: Armoured Gurnard. Scientific name: Satyrichthys adeni. Family: Peristediida.

Armored gurnards  are found in deep tropical waters around the world. They are encased in heavy scales with prominent spines. They have prominent and often elaborate barbels on their chins. Maximum length about 46cm.

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From the Australian National Fish Collection

  • The Australian National Fish Collection is a comprehensive reference and research facility
  • It holds 145,000 finfish specimens representing 3,000 species
  • The collection supports marine biology and conservation of aquatic biodiversity
  • The ANFC is maintained by CSIRO in Hobart, Tasmania