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Family: Uranoscopidae Stargazers



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Max. Length 59 cm TL

 
Astroscopus guttatus
[Northern stargazer]



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Astroscopus zephyreus
[Pacific stargazer]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Genyagnus monopterygius
[Spotted stargazer]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
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
[]



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

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


 
Ichthyscopus spinosus
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Kathetostoma averruncus
[Smooth stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 56 cm SL

 
Kathetostoma binigrasella
[]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Kathetostoma canaster Gomon & Last, 1987

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Kathetostoma canaster
[]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Kathetostoma cubana
[Spiny stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm TL

 
Kathetostoma fluviatilis
[]



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

Photo by Photo by SeaFIC
 
Kathetostoma giganteum
[Giant stargazer]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Kathetostoma laeve
[Common stargazer]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Kathetostoma nigrofasciatum
[Deepwater stargazer]



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

Photo by Photo by Mincarone, M.M.
 
Pleuroscopus pseudodorsalis
[Scaly stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 29.1 cm SL

 
Selenoscopus turbisquamatus
[]



Indian Ocean. Locality n

Uranoscopus affinis Cuvier, 1829

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Uranoscopus albesca
[Longspine stargazer]



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

Photo by Photo by SFSA
 
Uranoscopus archionema
[]
No picture found


 
Uranoscopus bauchotae
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Uranoscopus cadenati
[West African stargazer]



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

Photo by Photo by Suzuki, T.
 
Uranoscopus chinensis
[]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Uranoscopus cognatus
[Two-spined yellow-tail stargazer]



Northern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 27 cm SL
Uranoscopus crassiceps Alcock, 1890

Photo by Photo by Marine Science and Fisheries Centre, Muscat
 
Uranoscopus crassiceps
[]
No picture found


 
Uranoscopus dahlakensis
[]



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Uranoscopus dollfusi
[Dollfus' stargazer]



Indian Ocean

Uranoscopus filibarbis Cuvier, 1829

Photo by Photo by MNHN
 
Uranoscopus filibarbis
[]



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

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



Indian Ocean
Max. Length 29.8 cm TL
Uranoscopus guttatus Cuvier, 1829

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Uranoscopus kaianus
[Kai stargazer]



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

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



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

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



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Uranoscopus polli
[Whitespotted stargazer]



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

Photo by Photo by Patzner, R.
 
Uranoscopus scaber
[Stargazer]



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

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



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

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


 
Xenocephalus armatus
[Armoured blenny]



Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Xenocephalus australiensis (Kishimoto, 1989)

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Xenocephalus australiensis
[Australian stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 22.7 cm SL

 
Xenocephalus cribratus
[]



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

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



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Xenocephalus elongatus
[]



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

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Xenocephalus innotabilis
[Bulldog 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 y-graecum Southern stargazer Western Atlantic 44 TL 1829
Astroscopus zephyreus Pacific stargazer Eastern Pacific 37.5 TL 1897
Genyagnus monopterygius Spotted stargazer Southwest Pacific 45 TL 1801
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 sannio Spotcheck stargazer Western Central Pacific 65 TL 1936
Ichthyscopus spinosus Eastern Indian Ocean 1960
Kathetostoma albigutta Lancer stargazer Western Atlantic 28 TL 1892
Kathetostoma averruncus Smooth stargazer Eastern Pacific 32 TL 1890
Kathetostoma binigrasella Pacific Ocean 56 SL 2011
Kathetostoma canaster Eastern Indian Ocean 65 TL 1987
Kathetostoma cubana Spiny stargazer Western Central Atlantic 30 TL 1941
Kathetostoma fluviatilis Oceania 4.4 TL 1872
Kathetostoma giganteum Giant stargazer Southwest Pacific 90 TL 1873
Kathetostoma laeve Common stargazer Eastern Indian Ocean 75 TL 1801
Kathetostoma nigrofasciatum Deepwater stargazer Eastern Indian Ocean 28 TL 1915
Pleuroscopus pseudodorsalis Scaly stargazer Southern hemisphere 33 TL 1927
Selenoscopus turbisquamatus Western Pacific 29.1 SL 1993
Uranoscopus affinis Indian Ocean. Locality n 1829
Uranoscopus albesca Longspine stargazer Eastern Atlantic 35 TL 1915
Uranoscopus archionema Western Indian Ocean 33 TL 1921
Uranoscopus bauchotae Western Indian Ocean 1987
Uranoscopus bicinctus Marbled stargazer Indo-West Pacific 20 SL 1843
Uranoscopus cadenati West African stargazer Eastern Atlantic 50 TL 1959
Uranoscopus chinensis Northwest Pacific 22.1 SL 1882
Uranoscopus cognatus Two-spined yellow-tail stargazer Eastern Indian Ocean 16.5 TL 1849
Uranoscopus crassiceps Northern Indian Ocean 27 SL 1890
Uranoscopus dahlakensis Western Indian Ocean 1987
Uranoscopus dollfusi Dollfus' stargazer Western Indian Ocean 23.7 TL 1987
Uranoscopus filibarbis Indian Ocean 1829
Uranoscopus fuscomaculatus Indo-Pacific. 30 TL 1868
Uranoscopus guttatus Dollfus' stargrazer Indian Ocean 29.8 TL 1829
Uranoscopus japonicus Western Pacific 18 TL 1782
Uranoscopus kaianus Kai stargazer Indo-West Pacific 22 TL 1880
Uranoscopus marisrubri Western Indian Ocean 15.3 SL 1987
Uranoscopus marmoratus Indian Ocean 19.4 SL 1829
Uranoscopus oligolepis Western Pacific 11.3 SL 1878
Uranoscopus polli Whitespotted stargazer Eastern Atlantic 35 TL 1951
Uranoscopus scaber Stargazer Eastern Atlantic and Medi 40 TL 1758
Uranoscopus sulphureus Whitemargin stargazer Indo-Pacific 45 TL 1832
Uranoscopus tosae Northwest Pacific 25 SL 1925
Xenocephalus armatus Armoured blenny Western Pacific 1858
Xenocephalus australiensis Australian stargazer Southwestern Pacific 30 TL 1989
Xenocephalus cribratus Eastern Indian Ocean 22.7 SL 1989
Xenocephalus egregius Freckled stargazer Western Atlantic 33 TL 1905
Xenocephalus elongatus Indo-West Pacific 30 SL 1843
Xenocephalus innotabilis Bulldog stargazer Southwest Pacific 40 TL 1904



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