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Batfish
Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  class Actinopterygii - ray-finned fishes »  order Scorpaeniformes - scorpionfishes and flatheads »  family Dactylopteridae - flying gurnards »  genus Dactylopterus

Scientific synonyms

Callionymus pelagicus Rafinesque, 1818
Cephalacanthus spinarella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Cephalacanthus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dactilopterus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dactylopterus blochii Swainson, 1839
Dactylopterus communis Owen, 1853
Dactylopterus fasciatus Swainson, 1839
Dactylopterus occidentalis Swainson, 1839
Dactylopterus spinarella (Linnaeus, 1758)
Dactylopterus tentaculatus Swainson, 1839

Other names

= Flying Gurnard

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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Coryphaena hippurus Linnaeus, 1758 - Common Dolphifish

Links and literature

CZ AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [species/7212]

Plíštil J. (Ed.) (2009): AQUATAB. World Wide Web electronic publication [http://aquatab.net] [as Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 17 January 2010
CH DE EN FR IT NL PR SP FishBase [1021]

Froese R., Pauly D. (eds.): FishBase [http://www.fishbase.org]

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