Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.

Flying Gurnard

Flying Gurnard, any of the three species of Dactylopterus, from the tropical Atlantic, Indo-Pacific, and the Mediterranean. Adults attain a length of 18 inches, and take flight-like leaps, like the Flying-fish (q.v.), aided by their abnormally long pectoral fins. The young fish cannot "fly."