Dactylopteridae

Wirtz, Peter, Fricke, Ronald & Biscoito, Manuel José, 2008, The coastal fishes of Madeira Island — new records and an annotated check-list, Zootaxa 1715, pp. 1-26 : 11

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.274128

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6230092

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/FD1087D9-FFAC-4A5D-FF67-A29B4A23F90A

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Plazi

scientific name

Dactylopteridae
status

 

Dactylopteridae

Dactylopterus volitans (Linnaeus, 1758) —Flying gurnard

We consider this a doubtful record. The British Museum of Natural History has a specimen of Dactylopterus volitans ( BMNH 1993.3.31.22) from “Ilha da Madeira, RJ, Brazil ”, i.e. from the western Atlantic, which may have lead to confusion with Madeira Island in the eastern Atlantic.