Armored searobin

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Armored searobins
Peristedion gracile.jpg
Illustration of Slender searobin, Peristedion gracile
Peristediidae - Peristedion species.JPG
Museum specimen of Peristedion species
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Suborder: Platycephaloidei
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 waters around the world, with most species in tropical regions. 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.