Armored searobin

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Armored searobins
Slender searobin, Peristedion gracile
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Peristediidae
D. S. Jordan & C. H. Gilbert, 1882
Genera

Gargariscus
Heminodus
Paraheminodus
Peristedion
Satyrichthys
Scalicus

The armored searobins, or armored gurnards are a family, Peristediidae, of scorpaeniform fishes[1] 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,[2][3] but they are encased in heavy scales with prominent spines. They have prominent and often elaborate barbels on their chins.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Peristediidae" in FishBase. February 2006 version.
  2. ^ Joseph S. Nelson (1994). Fishes of the World. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-54713-1. 
  3. ^ "Scorpaeniformes". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 31 March 2006.