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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Perciformes/Uranoscopoidei
Family: Uranoscopidae Stargazers

Genus: Astroscopus

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Max. Length 59 cm TL

 
Astroscopus guttatus
[Northern stargazer]



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

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Astroscopus sexspinosus
[Brazilian stargazer]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 44 cm TL
Astroscopus ygraecum (Cuvier, 1829)

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Astroscopus ygraecum
[Southern stargazer]



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

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Astroscopus zephyreus
[Pacific stargazer]



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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 ygraecum Southern stargazer Western Atlantic 44 TL 1829
Astroscopus zephyreus Pacific stargazer Eastern Pacific 37.5 TL 1897



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