Ichthyscopus lebeck (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)
Longnosed stargazer
Ichthyscopus lebeck
photo by Ratmuangkhwang, S.

Family:  Uranoscopidae (Stargazers)
Max. size:  60 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  demersal; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific: mainly from the southern coasts of India; a single record from Singapore.
Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 2; Dorsal soft rays (total): 16-20; Anal soft rays: 17-18; Vertebrae: 26. Canary yellow with buffer brown markings along sides, enclosing pure white round or oval spots; some spots of same white color on pectoral and dorsal fins; dark bar across caudal and pectoral fins. Posterior nostril diagonally or longitudinally elongated (Ref. 42788).
IUCN Red List Status: Not Evaluated (N.E.) Ref. (126983)
Threat to humans:  harmless

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