Platygillellus bussingi Dawson, 1974
Bussing's stargazer
Platygillellus bussingi
photo by Allen, G.R.

Family:  Dactyloscopidae (Sand stargazers)
Max. size:  5 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; depth range 1 - 15 m
Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Costa Rica and Panama.
Biology:  Inhabits sandy bottoms. Feeds on small fishes and invertebrates.
IUCN Red List Status: Near Threatened (NT); Date assessed: 25 May 2007 Ref. (123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 02.03.98

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