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Family: Dactyloscopidae Sand stargazers



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Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm SL
Dactylagnus mundus Gill, 1863

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Dactylagnus mundus
[Giant sand stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.2 cm SL

 
Dactylagnus parvus
[Panamic stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.6 cm SL

 
Dactylagnus peratikos
[]



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
[]



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
[]



Eastern Pacific Ocean fro

Dactyloscopus fallax Dawson, 1975

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



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
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.5 cm TL
Gillellus arenicola Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Gillellus arenicola
[Sandy stargazer]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.8 cm TL
Gillellus chathamensis Dawson, 1977

Photo by Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Gillellus chathamensis
[Cocos stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 9 cm TL

 
Gillellus greyae
[Arrow stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 7.5 cm TL

 
Gillellus healae
[Masked stargazer]
No picture found


 
Gillellus inescatus
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 2.5 cm SL
Gillellus jacksoni Dawson, 1982

Photo by Photo by Baldwin, C.C.
 
Gillellus jacksoni
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5 cm NG

 
Gillellus ornatus
[Ornate stargazer]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.5 cm TL
Gillellus searcheri Dawson, 1977

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Gillellus searcheri
[Searcher stargazer]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5.2 cm TL
Gillellus semicinctus Gilbert, 1890

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Gillellus semicinctus
[Half-banded stargazer]



Western Atlantic
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Gillellus uranidea Böhlke, 1968

Photo by Photo by Smith, D.G.
 
Gillellus uranidea
[Warteye stargazer]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.5 cm TL
Heteristius cinctus (Osburn & Nichols, 1916)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Heteristius cinctus
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 2.9 cm SL

 
Leurochilus acon
[Smoothlip stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 8.2 cm SL

 
Myxodagnus belone
[Dartfish]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.0 cm SL

 
Myxodagnus macrognathus
[]
No picture found


 
Myxodagnus opercularis
[Dart stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Myxodagnus sagitta
[]
No picture found

Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Myxodagnus walkeri
[]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.4 cm TL
Platygillellus altivelis Dawson, 1974

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Platygillellus altivelis
[Sailfin stargazer]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 4.1 cm SL
Platygillellus brasiliensis Feitoza, 2002

Photo by Photo by Feitoza, B.M.
 
Platygillellus brasiliensis
[Brazilian sand stargazer]



Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 5 cm TL
Platygillellus bussingi Dawson, 1974

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Platygillellus bussingi
[Bussing's stargazer]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 6.2 cm SL
Platygillellus rubellulus (Kendall & Radcliffe, 1912)

Photo by Photo by Allen, G.R.
 
Platygillellus rubellulus
[Shortfin sand stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 6.4 cm TL

 
Platygillellus rubrocinctus
[Saddle stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 3.4 cm SL

 
Platygillellus smithi
[]
No picture found


 
Sindoscopus australis
[]



Southwest Atlantic
Max. Length 3.0 cm SL
Storrsia olsoni Dawson, 1982

Photo by Photo by Sampaio, C.L.S.
 
Storrsia olsoni
[]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Dactylagnus mundus Giant sand stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 15 SL 1863
Dactylagnus parvus Panamic stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 3.2 SL 1976
Dactylagnus peratikos Western Central Atlantic 6.6 SL 1961
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
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
Heteristius cinctus Eastern Central Pacific 4.5 TL 1916
Leurochilus acon Smoothlip stargazer Western Central Atlantic 2.9 SL 1968
Myxodagnus belone Dartfish Western Central Atlantic 8.2 SL 1968
Myxodagnus macrognathus Southeast Pacific 6.0 SL 1946
Myxodagnus opercularis Dart stargazer North America 1861
Myxodagnus sagitta Southeast Pacific 6.1 SL 1946
Myxodagnus walkeri Eastern Central Pacific 5.5 SL 1976
Platygillellus altivelis Sailfin stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 4.4 TL 1974
Platygillellus brasiliensis Brazilian sand stargazer Southwest Atlantic 4.1 SL 2002
Platygillellus bussingi Bussing's stargazer Eastern Central Pacific 5 TL 1974
Platygillellus rubellulus Shortfin sand stargazer Eastern Pacific 6.2 SL 1912
Platygillellus rubrocinctus Saddle stargazer Western Atlantic 6.4 TL 1934
Platygillellus smithi Western Central Atlantic 3.4 SL 1982
Sindoscopus australis Southeast Pacific 1923
Storrsia olsoni Southwest Atlantic 3.0 SL 1982



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