Red Gurnard - Aspitrigla cuculus

Red Gurnard - Aspitrigla cuculus

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Species Compatibility

Shark / Ray
Bass / Beam

Suitable DisplayReef Tank
Ray Tank
Ocean Tank


Usually red colour with silvery to pink pattern on sides and head and has red wings. Has a large head, up to 1/4 of the whole body.
Each pectoral fin has three finger like feelers.


Found over a variety of sea beds including sand, gravel, crags and rock, normally found on ledges or depressions in small groups.

Species fact

Gurnards use the three finger like fin projections to feel for food in the sediment. Makes a strange grunting noise.