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Family: Uranoscopidae Stargazers



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53 species (see list below)

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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 59 cm TL

 
Astroscopus guttatus
[Northern stargazer]

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.

Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 31 cm SL
Astroscopus sexspinosus (Steindachner, 1876)

Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Astroscopus sexspinosus
[Brazilian stargazer]

Photo by Christie, B.L.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Astroscopus y-graecum (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Christie, B.L.
 
Astroscopus y-graecum
[Southern stargazer]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 37.5 cm TL
Astroscopus zephyreus Gilbert & Starks, 1897

Photo by FAO
 
Astroscopus zephyreus
[Pacific stargazer]

Photo by FAO

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Genyagnus monopterygius (Schneider, 1801)

Photo by FAO
 
Genyagnus monopterygius
[Spotted stargazer]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 41 cm TL
Ichthyscopus barbatus Mees, 1960

Photo by CSIRO
 
Ichthyscopus barbatus
[Fringed stargazer]

Photo by CSIRO

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm TL
Ichthyscopus fasciatus Haysom, 1957

Photo by CSIRO
 
Ichthyscopus fasciatus
[Banded stargazer]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Ichthyscopus insperatus Mees, 1960

Photo by CSIRO
 
Ichthyscopus insperatus
[Double-banded stargazer]

Photo by FAO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 60 cm TL
Ichthyscopus lebeck (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by FAO
 
Ichthyscopus lebeck
[Longnosed stargazer]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Ichthyscopus malacopterus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific

 
Ichthyscopus nigripinnis
[]

Photo by IGFA

Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Ichthyscopus sannio Whitley, 1936

Photo by IGFA
 
Ichthyscopus sannio
[Spotcheck stargazer]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Ichthyscopus spinosus
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Kathetostoma albigutta Bean, 1892

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Kathetostoma albigutta
[Lancer stargazer]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Kathetostoma averruncus Jordan & Bollman, 1890

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Kathetostoma averruncus
[Smooth stargazer]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 56 cm SL

 
Kathetostoma binigrasella
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 65 cm TL

 
Kathetostoma canaster
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Kathetostoma cubana Barbour, 1941

Photo by FAO
 
Kathetostoma cubana
[Spiny stargazer]
No picture found
Oceania
Max. Length 4.4 cm TL

 
Kathetostoma fluviatilis
[]

Photo by SeaFIC

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Kathetostoma giganteum Haast, 1873

Photo by SeaFIC
 
Kathetostoma giganteum
[Giant stargazer]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Kathetostoma laeve (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Kathetostoma laeve
[Common stargazer]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Kathetostoma nigrofasciatum Waite & McCulloch, 1915

Photo by CSIRO
 
Kathetostoma nigrofasciatum
[Deepwater stargazer]

Photo by Mincarone, M.M.

Southern hemisphere
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Pleuroscopus pseudodorsalis Barnard, 1927

Photo by Mincarone, M.M.
 
Pleuroscopus pseudodorsalis
[Scaly stargazer]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 29.1 cm SL

 
Selenoscopus turbisquamatus
[]

Photo by Rao, Y.K.

Indian Ocean. Locality n

Uranoscopus affinis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Rao, Y.K.
 
Uranoscopus affinis
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Uranoscopus albesca Regan, 1915

Photo by FAO
 
Uranoscopus albesca
[Longspine stargazer]

Photo by SFSA

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Uranoscopus archionema Regan, 1921

Photo by SFSA
 
Uranoscopus archionema
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Uranoscopus bauchotae
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 20 cm SL
Uranoscopus bicinctus Temminck & Schlegel, 1843

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Uranoscopus bicinctus
[Marbled stargazer]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 50 cm TL
Uranoscopus cadenati Poll, 1959

Photo by FAO
 
Uranoscopus cadenati
[West African stargazer]

Photo by Suzuki, T.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 22.1 cm SL
Uranoscopus chinensis Guichenot, 1882

Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Uranoscopus chinensis
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16.5 cm TL
Uranoscopus cognatus Cantor, 1849

Photo by CSIRO
 
Uranoscopus cognatus
[Two-spined yellow-tail stargazer]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean

 
Uranoscopus crassiceps
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean

 
Uranoscopus dahlakensis
[]

Photo by FAO

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 23.7 cm TL
Uranoscopus dollfusi Brüss, 1987

Photo by FAO
 
Uranoscopus dollfusi
[Dollfus' stargazer]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Uranoscopus filibarbis
[]

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.

Indo-Pacific.
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Uranoscopus fuscomaculatus Kner, 1868

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.
 
Uranoscopus fuscomaculatus
[]

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 20 cm TL
Uranoscopus guttatus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Iranian Fisheries Research Organization (IFRO)
 
Uranoscopus guttatus
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 18 cm TL
Uranoscopus japonicus Houttuyn, 1782

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Uranoscopus japonicus
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 22 cm TL
Uranoscopus kaianus Günther, 1880

Photo by CSIRO
 
Uranoscopus kaianus
[Kai stargazer]

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.

Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 15.3 cm SL
Uranoscopus marisrubri Brüss, 1987

Photo by Khalaf, M.A.
 
Uranoscopus marisrubri
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 19.4 cm SL
Uranoscopus marmoratus Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Uranoscopus marmoratus
[]

Photo by Murdy, E.O./Ferraris, C.J., Jr.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 11.3 cm SL
Uranoscopus oligolepis Bleeker, 1878

Photo by Murdy, E.O./Ferraris, C.J., Jr.
 
Uranoscopus oligolepis
[]

Photo by FAO

Eastern Atlantic
Max. Length 35 cm TL
Uranoscopus polli Cadenat, 1951

Photo by FAO
 
Uranoscopus polli
[Whitespotted stargazer]

Photo by Patzner, R.

Eastern Atlantic and Medi
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Uranoscopus scaber Linnaeus, 1758

Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Uranoscopus scaber
[Stargazer]

Photo by Mayes, B.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 45 cm TL
Uranoscopus sulphureus Valenciennes, 1832

Photo by Mayes, B.
 
Uranoscopus sulphureus
[Whitemargin stargazer]

Photo by Reyes, R.B.

Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 25 cm SL
Uranoscopus tosae (Jordan & Hubbs, 1925)

Photo by Reyes, R.B.
 
Uranoscopus tosae
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Xenocephalus armatus
[Armoured blenny]
No picture found
Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL

 
Xenocephalus australiensis
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 22.7 cm SL

 
Xenocephalus cribratus
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Xenocephalus egregius (Jordan & Thompson, 1905)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Xenocephalus egregius
[Freckled stargazer]

Photo by CSIRO

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Xenocephalus elongatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Xenocephalus elongatus
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Xenocephalus innotabilis (Waite, 1904)

Photo by CSIRO
 
Xenocephalus innotabilis
[Bulldog stargazer]
53 Species of Family Uranoscopidae
(Stargazers)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1860 Astroscopus guttatus Northern stargazer Western Atlantic 59 TL
1876 Astroscopus sexspinosus Brazilian stargazer Southwest Atlantic 31 SL
1829 Astroscopus y-graecum Southern stargazer Western Atlantic 44 TL
1897 Astroscopus zephyreus Pacific stargazer Eastern Pacific 37.5 TL
1801 Genyagnus monopterygius Spotted stargazer Southwest Pacific 45 TL
1960 Ichthyscopus barbatus Fringed stargazer Eastern Indian Ocean 41 TL
1957 Ichthyscopus fasciatus Banded stargazer Western Central Pacific 25 TL
1960 Ichthyscopus insperatus Double-banded stargazer Eastern Indian Ocean 30 TL
1801 Ichthyscopus lebeck Longnosed stargazer Indo-West Pacific 60 TL
1830 Ichthyscopus malacopterus Western Central Pacific
1999 Ichthyscopus nigripinnis Western Central Pacific
1936 Ichthyscopus sannio Spotcheck stargazer Western Central Pacific 65 TL
1960 Ichthyscopus spinosus Eastern Indian Ocean
1892 Kathetostoma albigutta Lancer stargazer Western Atlantic 28 TL
1890 Kathetostoma averruncus Smooth stargazer Eastern Pacific 32 TL
2011 Kathetostoma binigrasella Pacific Ocean 56 SL
1987 Kathetostoma canaster Eastern Indian Ocean 65 TL
1941 Kathetostoma cubana Spiny stargazer Western Central Atlantic 30 TL
1872 Kathetostoma fluviatilis Oceania 4.4 TL
1873 Kathetostoma giganteum Giant stargazer Southwest Pacific 90 TL
1801 Kathetostoma laeve Common stargazer Eastern Indian Ocean 75 TL
1915 Kathetostoma nigrofasciatum Deepwater stargazer Eastern Indian Ocean 28 TL
1927 Pleuroscopus pseudodorsalis Scaly stargazer Southern hemisphere 33 TL
1993 Selenoscopus turbisquamatus Western Pacific 29.1 SL
1829 Uranoscopus affinis Indian Ocean. Locality n
1915 Uranoscopus albesca Longspine stargazer Eastern Atlantic 35 TL
1921 Uranoscopus archionema Western Indian Ocean 33 TL
1987 Uranoscopus bauchotae Western Indian Ocean
1843 Uranoscopus bicinctus Marbled stargazer Indo-West Pacific 20 SL
1959 Uranoscopus cadenati West African stargazer Eastern Atlantic 50 TL
1882 Uranoscopus chinensis Northwest Pacific 22.1 SL
1849 Uranoscopus cognatus Two-spined yellow-tail stargazer Eastern Indian Ocean 16.5 TL
1890 Uranoscopus crassiceps Eastern Indian Ocean
1987 Uranoscopus dahlakensis Western Indian Ocean
1987 Uranoscopus dollfusi Dollfus' stargazer Western Indian Ocean 23.7 TL
1829 Uranoscopus filibarbis Indian Ocean
1868 Uranoscopus fuscomaculatus Indo-Pacific. 30 TL
1829 Uranoscopus guttatus Indian Ocean 20 TL
1782 Uranoscopus japonicus Western Pacific 18 TL
1880 Uranoscopus kaianus Kai stargazer Indo-West Pacific 22 TL
1987 Uranoscopus marisrubri Western Indian Ocean 15.3 SL
1829 Uranoscopus marmoratus Indian Ocean 19.4 SL
1878 Uranoscopus oligolepis Western Pacific 11.3 SL
1951 Uranoscopus polli Whitespotted stargazer Eastern Atlantic 35 TL
1758 Uranoscopus scaber Stargazer Eastern Atlantic and Medi 40 TL
1832 Uranoscopus sulphureus Whitemargin stargazer Indo-Pacific 45 TL
1925 Uranoscopus tosae Northwest Pacific 25 SL
1858 Xenocephalus armatus Armoured blenny Western Pacific
1989 Xenocephalus australiensis Southwestern Pacific 30 TL
1989 Xenocephalus cribratus Eastern Indian Ocean 22.7 SL
1905 Xenocephalus egregius Freckled stargazer Western Atlantic 33 TL
1843 Xenocephalus elongatus Indo-West Pacific 30 SL
1904 Xenocephalus innotabilis Bulldog stargazer Southwest Pacific 40 TL



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