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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Dactyloscopidae Sand stargazers

Genus: Dactyloscopus

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Eastern Central Pacific

Dactyloscopus amnis Miller & Briggs, 1962

Photo by Photo by Ortiz Cruz, V.M.
 
Dactyloscopus amnis
[Riverine stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Dactyloscopus boehlkei
[]



Eastern Pacific Ocean fro
Max. Length 5 cm NG
Dactyloscopus byersi Dawson, 1969

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Dactyloscopus byersi
[Notchtail stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.9 cm SL

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

Photo by Photo by Engman, A.C.
 
Dactyloscopus crossotus
[Bigeye stargazer]
No picture found


 
Dactyloscopus elongatus
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Eastern Pacific Ocean fro

Dactyloscopus fallax Dawson, 1975

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Dactyloscopus fallax
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Eastern Pacific Ocean fro
Max. Length 7.6 cm SL
Dactyloscopus fimbriatus (Reid, 1935)

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Dactyloscopus fimbriatus
[]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 7.9 cm NG
Dactyloscopus foraminosus Dawson, 1982

Photo by Photo by Menezes, N.A./Figueiredo, J.L.
 
Dactyloscopus foraminosus
[Reticulate stargazer]
No picture found


 
Dactyloscopus heraldi
[]
No picture found


 
Dactyloscopus insulatus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm SL

 
Dactyloscopus lacteus
[Milky sand stargazer]
No picture found


 
Dactyloscopus lunaticus
[Moonstruck stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.8 cm SL

 
Dactyloscopus metoecus
[Mexican stargazer]
No picture found


 
Dactyloscopus minutus
[Tiny stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 8 cm TL

 
Dactyloscopus moorei
[Speckled stargazer]



Eastern Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 5.2 cm TL
Dactyloscopus pectoralis Gill, 1861

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Dactyloscopus pectoralis
[Whitesaddle stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.7 cm SL

 
Dactyloscopus poeyi
[Shortchin stargazer]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 9 cm TL
Dactyloscopus tridigitatus Gill, 1859

Photo by Photo by Vaske Jr., T.
 
Dactyloscopus tridigitatus
[Sand stargazer]



Known from the type local
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL
Dactyloscopus zelotes Jordan & Gilbert, 1896

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Dactyloscopus zelotes
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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