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... the fish has landed.

With wings spread out after being landed, these unusual fish make a croaking noise similar to a frog.

Also known as "Kumu-kumu" by the Maoris, the Gurnard (Chelidonichthys kumu) is easily recognised by its wing-like side fins and finger-like feelers adjacent to these fins. These "fingers" are used to search for food at the sea bottom. This fish also has an unusual solid skull with some species having armour plates throughout its whole body. They grow up to 20 in. in length, but the usual size is 13–15 in. They are considered good-eating fish and can be caught in most parts of New Zealand.

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Taken on April 20, 2012