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Chelidonichthys spp., gurnard, a very interesting-looking fish – Croatia

April 11, 2013

Apparently its a deep-sea dwelling fish. I thought it looked pretty amazing…. Thanks to comments from a few visitors to this site (via comment forum below) following initial posting, I have partially identified the fish as a species of Chelidonichthys, also known as gurnard.

It appears to have retractable wing-like fins… Check out photos on GoogleImages.  Please let me know if you know what species it might be.

interesting fish, croatia

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Chiquita Woodard permalink
    April 11, 2013 10:08:17 pm

    You ate that??

    • April 12, 2013 10:08:30 pm

      I did not eat it, although it is edible. We ate another type of fish I had never heard of… very good.

  2. Dubrovniklady permalink
    April 11, 2013 10:08:24 pm

    It is called ‘Koket’ and so very tasty. Yes, it does come from the very deep and not often caught.

  3. Frank Rex permalink
    April 12, 2013 10:08:47 am

    My name is Frank and now living in Brisbane Australia. This fish is very similar in looks to a common fish found in New Zealand waters called a ghunard. Excellent able fish and caught in shallow to moderately deep waters off both coasts.

    • April 12, 2013 10:08:28 pm

      Frank, thank you very much for helping me with the ID. I saw some incredible photos of the fish underwater on Google Images.

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