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Family: Leptoscopidae Southern sandfishes



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Crapatalus angusticeps Slender stargazer Southwest Pacific 1874
Crapatalus munroi Robust pygmy-stargazer Eastern Indian Ocean 12 TL 1987
Crapatalus novaezelandiae Southwest Pacific 1861
Leptoscopus macropygus Estuary stargazer Southwest Pacific 17 FL 1846
Lesueurina platycephala Flathead pygmy-stargazer Indo-West Pacific 11 SL 1908



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