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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Dactyloscopidae Sand stargazers

Genus: Gillellus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Gillellus arenicola Sandy stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 5.5 TL 1890
Gillellus chathamensis Cocos stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 3.8 TL 1977
Gillellus greyae Arrow stargazer Western Atlantic 9 TL 1952
Gillellus healae Masked stargazer Western Atlantic 7.5 TL 1982
Gillellus inescatus Western Central Atlantic 2002
Gillellus jacksoni Western Central Atlantic 2.5 SL 1982
Gillellus ornatus Ornate stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 5 NG 1892
Gillellus searcheri Searcher stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 3.5 TL 1977
Gillellus semicinctus Half-banded stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 5.2 TL 1890
Gillellus uranidea Warteye stargazer Western Atlantic 5 TL 1968



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