Astroscopus guttatus Abbott, 1860
Northern stargazer
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Family:  Uranoscopidae (Stargazers)
Max. size:  59 cm TL (male/unsexed); max.weight: 9,100.0 g
Environment:  demersal; marine; depth range - 36 m
Distribution:  Western Atlantic: USA.
Diagnosis:   
Biology:  Cleithral spine with venom gland (Ref. 57406). Found inshore, at depths to 36 m (Ref. 55313).
IUCN Red List Status: Least Concern (LC); Date assessed: 18 November 2014 Ref. (124695)
Threat to humans:  venomous
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Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
Modified by: Valdestamon, Roxanne Rei - 15.07.15
Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 26.08.94

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