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Family: Dactyloscopidae Sand stargazers



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Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Dactylagnus mundus Gill, 1863

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Dactylagnus mundus
[Giant sand stargazer]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Dactylagnus parvus
[Panamic stargazer]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Dactylagnus peratikos
[]

Photo by Ortiz Cruz, V.M.

Eastern Central Pacific

Dactyloscopus amnis Miller & Briggs, 1962

Photo by Ortiz Cruz, V.M.
 
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 Engman, A.C.

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

Photo by Engman, A.C.
 
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
Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
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
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Gillellus arenicola Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Gillellus arenicola
[Sandy stargazer]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.8 cm TL
Gillellus chathamensis Dawson, 1977

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Gillellus chathamensis
[Cocos stargazer]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Gillellus greyae
[Arrow stargazer]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Gillellus healae
[Masked stargazer]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic

 
Gillellus inescatus
[]

Photo by Baldwin, C.C.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL
Gillellus jacksoni Dawson, 1982

Photo by Baldwin, C.C.
 
Gillellus jacksoni
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm NG

 
Gillellus ornatus
[Ornate stargazer]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm TL
Gillellus searcheri Dawson, 1977

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Gillellus searcheri
[Searcher stargazer]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.2 cm TL
Gillellus semicinctus Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Gillellus semicinctus
[Half-banded stargazer]

Photo by Smith, D.G.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Gillellus uranidea Böhlke, 1968

Photo by Smith, D.G.
 
Gillellus uranidea
[Warteye stargazer]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Heteristius cinctus (Osburn & Nichols, 1916)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Heteristius cinctus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Leurochilus acon
[Smoothlip stargazer]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Myxodagnus belone
[Dartfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 6.0 cm SL

 
Myxodagnus macrognathus
[]
No picture found
North America

 
Myxodagnus opercularis
[Dart stargazer]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Myxodagnus sagitta
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Myxodagnus walkeri
[]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.4 cm TL
Platygillellus altivelis Dawson, 1974

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Platygillellus altivelis
[Sailfin stargazer]

Photo by Feitoza, B.M.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Platygillellus brasiliensis Feitoza, 2002

Photo by Feitoza, B.M.
 
Platygillellus brasiliensis
[Brazilian sand stargazer]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Platygillellus bussingi Dawson, 1974

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Platygillellus bussingi
[Bussing's stargazer]

Photo by Allen, G.R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Platygillellus rubellulus (Kendall & Radcliffe, 1912)

Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Platygillellus rubellulus
[Shortfin sand stargazer]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 6.4 cm TL

 
Platygillellus rubrocinctus
[Saddle stargazer]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Platygillellus smithi
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific

 
Sindoscopus australis
[]

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 3.0 cm SL
Storrsia olsoni Dawson, 1982

Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.
 
Storrsia olsoni
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Dactylagnus mundus Giant sand stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 15 SL 1863
Dactylagnus parvus Panamic stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 3.2 SL 1976
Dactylagnus peratikos Western Central Atlantic 6.6 SL 1961
Dactyloscopus amnis Riverine stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 1962
Dactyloscopus boehlkei Western Central Atlantic 5.5 SL 1982
Dactyloscopus byersi Notchtail stargazer Eastern Pacific Ocean fro 5 NG 1969
Dactyloscopus comptus Western Central Atlantic 3.9 SL 1982
Dactyloscopus crossotus Bigeye stargazer Western Atlantic 7.5 TL 1913
Dactyloscopus elongatus Eastern Pacific Ocean 1946
Dactyloscopus fallax Eastern Pacific Ocean fro 1975
Dactyloscopus fimbriatus Eastern Pacific Ocean fro 7.6 SL 1935
Dactyloscopus foraminosus Reticulate stargazer Western Atlantic 7.9 NG 1982
Dactyloscopus heraldi Eastern Pacific Ocean 1975
Dactyloscopus insulatus Eastern Pacific Ocean 1975
Dactyloscopus lacteus Milky sand stargazer Southeast Pacific 5 SL 1946
Dactyloscopus lunaticus Moonstruck stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 1890
Dactyloscopus metoecus Mexican stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 2.8 SL 1975
Dactyloscopus minutus Tiny stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 1975
Dactyloscopus moorei Speckled stargazer Western Central Atlantic 8 TL 1906
Dactyloscopus pectoralis Whitesaddle stargazer Eastern Pacific Ocean 5.2 TL 1861
Dactyloscopus poeyi Shortchin stargazer Western Central Atlantic 6.7 SL 1861
Dactyloscopus tridigitatus Sand stargazer Western Atlantic 9 TL 1859
Dactyloscopus zelotes Known from the type local 7.2 SL 1896
Gillellus arenicola Sandy stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 5.5 TL 1890
Gillellus chathamensis Cocos stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 3.8 TL 1977
Gillellus greyae Arrow stargazer Western Atlantic 9 TL 1952
Gillellus healae Masked stargazer Western Atlantic 7.5 TL 1982
Gillellus inescatus Western Central Atlantic 2002
Gillellus jacksoni Western Central Atlantic 2.5 SL 1982
Gillellus ornatus Ornate stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 5 NG 1892
Gillellus searcheri Searcher stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 3.5 TL 1977
Gillellus semicinctus Half-banded stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 5.2 TL 1890
Gillellus uranidea Warteye stargazer Western Atlantic 5 TL 1968
Heteristius cinctus Eastern Central Pacific 4.5 TL 1916
Leurochilus acon Smoothlip stargazer Western Central Atlantic 2.9 SL 1968
Myxodagnus belone Dartfish Western Central Atlantic 8.2 SL 1968
Myxodagnus macrognathus Southeast Pacific 6.0 SL 1946
Myxodagnus opercularis Dart stargazer North America 1861
Myxodagnus sagitta Southeast Pacific 6.1 SL 1946
Myxodagnus walkeri Eastern Central Pacific 5.5 SL 1976
Platygillellus altivelis Sailfin stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 4.4 TL 1974
Platygillellus brasiliensis Brazilian sand stargazer Southwest Atlantic 4.1 SL 2002
Platygillellus bussingi Bussing's stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 5 TL 1974
Platygillellus rubellulus Shortfin sand stargazer Eastern Pacific 6.2 SL 1912
Platygillellus rubrocinctus Saddle stargazer Western Atlantic 6.4 TL 1934
Platygillellus smithi Western Central Atlantic 3.4 SL 1982
Sindoscopus australis Southeast Pacific 1923
Storrsia olsoni Southwest Atlantic 3.0 SL 1982



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