Northern Sea Robin ( Prionotus carolinus)

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Northern Sea Robin ( Prionotus carolinus)

Also known as  ... sea robin,  gurnard

Description ...

The northern sea robin has a long tapered body with a broad head and a tough, bony covering and numerous spines.  Large pectoral fins can spread out and resemble wings of a bird.  They have 3 to 4 feelers at the base of each pectoral fin that resemble claws and are used as sensory organs and to walk along the bottom, feeling for forage items.  They are brownish in color with hints of orange along the back and fading to a grayish brown along the sides . . .

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