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The armored searobins, or armored gurnards are a family, Peristediidae, of scorpaeniform fishes found in deep tropical waters around the world. They are related to the searobins in the family Triglidae, and some authorities classify them in that family, but they are encased in heavy scales with prominent spines. They have prominent and often elaborate barbels on their chins.

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Armored searobin
  1. ^ Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2006). "Peristediidae" in FishBase. February 2006 version.
  2. ^ Joseph S. Nelson (1994). Fishes of the World. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 0-471-54713-1. 
  3. ^ "Scorpaeniformes". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 31 March 2006. 

Armored searobin

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