Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Chordata > Subphylum Vertebrata > Superclass Gnathostomata > Superclass Pisces > Class Actinopterygii > Order Scorpaeniformes > Family Dactylopteridae > Genus Dactylopterus

Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758)

Rank: Species
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

DactylopterusLacepède, 1801accepted genus name

Vernaculars (+) (-)

 Albanian: gishtflatrori; peshku gjel fluturues sources: Dhora, DH. 2008. Fjalor i emrave të kafshëve të Shqipërisë (Emri shkencor – Shqip – Anglisht) / Dictionary of animal names of Albania (Scientific names – Albanian – English). Camaj – Pipa. Shkodër, Albania. pp. 288.
 English: flying gurnard sources: North-West Atlantic Ocean species (NWARMS)
 English-United States: Flying Gurnard sources: Charles Hussey
 Greek: Κόκκινο χελιδονόψαρο sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Israel (Hebrew): טיר ים-תיכוני sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Russian: Долгопер средиземноморский sources: A.Boltachev & E. Karpova, IBSS NAS Ukraine
 Spanish, Castillian: alón volador sources: Nelson, J.S.; Crossman, E.J.; Espinosa-Pérez, H.; Findley, L.T.; Gilbert, C.R.; Lea, R.N.; Williams, J.D. (2004). Common and scientific names of fishes from the United States, Canada and Mexico Special Publication. American Fisheries Society, 29 American Fisheries Society: Bethesda. ISBN 1-888569-61-1. 386 + CD-Rom pp.
 Turkish: ucan kirlangic baligi sources: PESI (A Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure) focal points
 Ukrainian: Довгопер середземноморський


basis of record

van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374

additional source

Robins, C.R., G.C. Ray, J. Douglass and R. Freund. 1986. A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Co. Boston. 354 p.

additional source

FishBase, version december 2007

additional source

FishBase, version may 2009

additional source

McEachran, J. D. 2009. Fishes (Vertebrata: Pisces) of the Gulf of Mexico, Pp. 1223–1316 in Felder, D.L. and D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico–Origins, Waters, and Biota. Biodiversity. Texas A&M Press, College Station, Texas.

additional source

FishBase, version october 2012





External Links

GenBank (47 nucleotides; 28 proteins)
Barcode of Life (26 barcodes)
Biodiversity Heritage Library (235 publications)


Bailly, N. (2014). Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758). In: Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2014) FishBase. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:127232




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marine, brackish, not fresh, not terrestrial


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