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

Genus: Ichthyscopus

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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Ichthyscopus barbatus
[Fringed stargazer]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Ichthyscopus fasciatus
[Banded stargazer]



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

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Ichthyscopus insperatus
[Doubleband stargazer]



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

Photo by Photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.
 
Ichthyscopus lebeck
[Longnosed stargazer]
No picture found


 
Ichthyscopus malacopterus
[]



Western Central Pacific

Ichthyscopus nigripinnis Gomon & Johnson, 1999

Photo by Photo by Queensland Museum
 
Ichthyscopus nigripinnis
[]
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Max. Length 30.8 cm SL

 
Ichthyscopus pollicaris
[Oriental fringe stargazer]



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

Photo by Photo by IGFA
 
Ichthyscopus sannio
[Spotcheck stargazer]
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Ichthyscopus spinosus
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ichthyscopus barbatus Fringed stargazer Eastern Indian Ocean 41 TL 1960
Ichthyscopus fasciatus Banded stargazer Western Central Pacific 25 TL 1957
Ichthyscopus insperatus Doubleband stargazer Eastern Indian Ocean 30 TL 1960
Ichthyscopus lebeck Longnosed stargazer Indo-West Pacific 60 TL 1801
Ichthyscopus malacopterus Western Central Pacific 1830
Ichthyscopus nigripinnis Western Central Pacific 1999
Ichthyscopus pollicaris Oriental fringe stargazer Northwest Pacific 30.8 SL 2019
Ichthyscopus sannio Spotcheck stargazer Western Central Pacific 65 TL 1936
Ichthyscopus spinosus Eastern Indian Ocean 1960



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