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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Dactyloscopidae Sand stargazers

Genus: Dactyloscopus

(See list of species below)



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20 species (see list below)

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Eastern Central Pacific

 
Dactyloscopus amnis
[Riverine stargazer]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Dactyloscopus boehlkei
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific Ocean fro
Max. Length 5 cm NG
Dactyloscopus byersi Dawson, 1969

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Dactyloscopus byersi
[Notchtail stargazer]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

 
Dactyloscopus comptus
[]

Photo by Menezes, N.A./Figueiredo, J.L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Dactyloscopus crossotus Starks, 1913

Photo by Menezes, N.A./Figueiredo, J.L.
 
Dactyloscopus crossotus
[Bigeye stargazer]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific Ocean

 
Dactyloscopus elongatus
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific Ocean fro

Dactyloscopus fallax Dawson, 1975

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Dactyloscopus fallax
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific Ocean fro
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Dactyloscopus fimbriatus (Reid, 1935)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Dactyloscopus fimbriatus
[]

Photo by Menezes, N.A./Figueiredo, J.L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.9 cm NG
Dactyloscopus foraminosus Dawson, 1982

Photo by Menezes, N.A./Figueiredo, J.L.
 
Dactyloscopus foraminosus
[Reticulate stargazer]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific Ocean

 
Dactyloscopus heraldi
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific Ocean

 
Dactyloscopus insulatus
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Dactyloscopus lacteus
[Milky sand stargazer]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Dactyloscopus lunaticus
[Moonstruck stargazer]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Dactyloscopus metoecus
[Mexican stargazer]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific

 
Dactyloscopus minutus
[Tiny stargazer]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Dactyloscopus moorei
[Speckled stargazer]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 5.2 cm TL
Dactyloscopus pectoralis Gill, 1861

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Dactyloscopus pectoralis
[Whitesaddle stargazer]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Dactyloscopus poeyi
[Shortchin stargazer]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Dactyloscopus tridigitatus Gill, 1859

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Dactyloscopus tridigitatus
[Sand stargazer]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Known from the type local
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Dactyloscopus zelotes Jordan & Gilbert, 1896

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Dactyloscopus zelotes
[]
20 Species of Family Dactyloscopidae with Genus Dactyloscopus
(Sand stargazers)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1962 Dactyloscopus amnis Riverine stargazer Eastern Central Pacific
1982 Dactyloscopus boehlkei Western Central Atlantic 5.5 SL
1969 Dactyloscopus byersi Notchtail stargazer Eastern Pacific Ocean fro 5 NG
1982 Dactyloscopus comptus Western Central Atlantic 3.9 SL
1913 Dactyloscopus crossotus Bigeye stargazer Western Atlantic 7.5 TL
1946 Dactyloscopus elongatus Eastern Pacific Ocean
1975 Dactyloscopus fallax Eastern Pacific Ocean fro
1935 Dactyloscopus fimbriatus Eastern Pacific Ocean fro 7.6 SL
1982 Dactyloscopus foraminosus Reticulate stargazer Western Atlantic 7.9 NG
1975 Dactyloscopus heraldi Eastern Pacific Ocean
1975 Dactyloscopus insulatus Eastern Pacific Ocean
1946 Dactyloscopus lacteus Milky sand stargazer Southeast Pacific 5 SL
1890 Dactyloscopus lunaticus Moonstruck stargazer Eastern Central Pacific
1975 Dactyloscopus metoecus Mexican stargazer Eastern Central Pacific
1975 Dactyloscopus minutus Tiny stargazer Eastern Central Pacific
1906 Dactyloscopus moorei Speckled stargazer Western Central Atlantic 8 TL
1861 Dactyloscopus pectoralis Whitesaddle stargazer Eastern Pacific Ocean 5.2 TL
1861 Dactyloscopus poeyi Shortchin stargazer Western Central Atlantic 6.7 SL
1859 Dactyloscopus tridigitatus Sand stargazer Western Atlantic 9 TL
1896 Dactyloscopus zelotes Known from the type local 7.2 SL



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