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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Uranoscopidae Stargazers

Genus: Astroscopus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Astroscopus guttatus Northern stargazer Western Atlantic 59 TL 1860
Astroscopus sexspinosus Brazilian stargazer Southwest Atlantic 31 SL 1876
Astroscopus y-graecum Southern stargazer Western Atlantic 44 TL 1829
Astroscopus zephyreus Pacific stargazer Eastern Pacific 37.5 TL 1897



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