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The spotted dogfishes of the family Scyl- iorhinidae include the larger spotted
dogfish, or nursehound (Scyliorhinus stellarius), which grows about 150
centimetres (5 feet) long, and the lesser spotted dogfish (S. cuniculus), which is
about 90 ...
The name dragonet is derived from the characteristically large and elongated fins
, lips, and eyes of this relatively small fish (less than 20 centimetres [8 inches]
long), giving it a formidable appearance. Dragonets are scale- less. The males
Flying gurnards grow to a maximum length of about 50 centimetres (20 inches).
They are bottom dwellers but are reportedly able to glide above the water for
short distances on their outspread pectoral fins. flying lemur (mammal): see
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