Any of various marine fish of the family Triglidae, that have a large armored head and fingerlike pectoral fins used for crawling along the sea bottom.
Origin of gurnard
Middle English from Old French gornartfromgronirto grunt (from its grunting when caught)from Latin grunnīre
Among the fish may be mentioned the tunny, dolphin, mackerel, sardine, sea-bream, dentice and pagnell; wrasse, of exquisite rainbow hue and good for food; members of the herring family, sardines, anchovies, flying-fish, sea-pike; a few representatives of the cod family, and some flat fish; soles (very rare); Cernus which grows to large size; several species of grey and red mullet; eleven species of Triglidae, including the beautiful flying gurnard whose colours rival the angel-fish of the West Indies; and eighteen species of mackerel, all migratory.
On a second dive at this site, Gilli spotted a flying gurnard in the grass.
I managed to see a red gurnard sitting on the bottom at about 42 meters.
monkfish tails and remove the filets, and filet the gurnard and John Dory.