Habitat: Sandy and muddy sea bed
Food: Crustaceans, molluscs and small fish
Length: Up to 60cm
Lifespan: 15 years
Conservation Status: Not Evaluated (NE)
Gurnards have specially modified fins which allow the fish to ‘walk’ over the seabed, feeling for food as they go. Tub gurnards are a dull red colour and have brilliant blue markings on the edge of the pectoral fins. Gurnards group together in small shoals and make grunting noises to help keep the shoal together as they forage on the sea bed.