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Common names: Japanese gurnard, Spotted gurnard.
Photo by David Anderson
Landscape Type: sandy bottom, zostera bed ~10 fee under
slow-moving, just above the bottom
The Scorpaeniformes are a diverse order of ray-finned fish, but have also been called the Scleroparei. It is one of the five largest orders of bony fishes by number of species with over 1320.