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Red Gurnard

( Chelidonichthys kumu )

Other names

Flying Gurnard, Bluefin Gurnard, Gurnard, Kumu Gurnard, Kumukumu, Latchet

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Is a member of the family¬†Triglidae (gurnards or sea robins)
  • Can grow to 60cm in length
  • Despite the wing-like pectoral fins, these fish do not fly. Rather they are bottom dwellers that prefer sand or mud substrates
  • Make a grunting sound when caught
  • Good eating