Bluefin gurnard

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Bluefin gurnard
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Scorpaeniformes
Family: Triglidae
Genus: Chelidonichthys
Species: C. kumu
Binomial name
Chelidonichthys kumu
(G. Cuvier, 1829)

The bluefin gurnard or Pacific red gurnard, Chelidonichthys kumu, is a species of fish in the family Triglidae, the sea robins and gunards. It is found in the western Indian Ocean and the western Pacific Ocean, being common around Australia and New Zealand at depths down to 200 metres (660 ft). Its length is up to 60 centimetres (24 in).

This fish is edible for humans.


The bluefin gurnard is a predatory fish that feeds mostly on small crustaceans such as crabs and shrimp.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2012). "Chelidonichthys kumu" in FishBase. February 2012 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox. Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand. William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand. 1982. ISBN 0-00-216987-8