Triglidae - searobins

Searobins have a bony head with many ridges and spines. Their pectoral fins are large and can spread like wings. The lower three rays of the pectoral fins are detached and are used to "walk" along the bottom and feel for food. Most can produce croaking sounds due to a "drumming muscle" that beats against the swim bladder. They are mainly considered trash fishes or curiosities, but larger ones are sometimes used as food.