Armored searobin

Armored searobin

The armored searobins, or armored gurnards are a family, Peristediidae, of scorpaeniform fishes. They are found in deep tropical waters around the world. They are related to the searobins in the family Triglidae — and some authorities classify them in that family — but they are encased in heavy scales with prominent spines. They have prominent and often elaborate barbels on their chins.


There are 45 species in five genera:


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