sea robin or sea·rob·in (sērŏb′ĭn)
Any of various bottom-dwelling marine fishes of the family Triglidae, having a bony head, winglike pectoral fins with two or three rays used as feelers, and the ability to produce sounds with the swim bladder. Also called gurnard.
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