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Class: Actinopteri
Order: Perciformes/Uranoscopoidei
Family: Uranoscopidae Stargazers

Genus: Kathetostoma

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9 species
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Kathetostoma albigutta Bean, 1892

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Kathetostoma albigutta
[Lancer stargazer]



Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 32 cm TL
Kathetostoma averruncus Jordan & Bollman, 1890

Photo by Photo by Butler, J.
 
Kathetostoma averruncus
[Smooth stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 56 cm SL

 
Kathetostoma binigrasella
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Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 65 cm TL
Kathetostoma canaster Gomon & Last, 1987

Photo by Photo by Graham, K.
 
Kathetostoma canaster
[]



Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Kathetostoma cubanum Barbour, 1941

Photo by Photo by FAO
 
Kathetostoma cubanum
[Spiny stargazer]
No picture found

Max. Length 4.4 cm TL

 
Kathetostoma fluviatilis
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Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 90 cm TL
Kathetostoma giganteum Haast, 1873

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Kathetostoma giganteum
[Giant stargazer]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 75 cm TL
Kathetostoma laeve (Bloch & Schneider, 1801)

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Kathetostoma laeve
[Common stargazer]



Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 28 cm TL
Kathetostoma nigrofasciatum Waite & McCulloch, 1915

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Kathetostoma nigrofasciatum
[Deepwater stargazer]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Kathetostoma albigutta Lancer stargazer Western Atlantic 28 TL 1892
Kathetostoma averruncus Smooth stargazer Eastern Pacific 32 TL 1890
Kathetostoma binigrasella Pacific Ocean 56 SL 2011
Kathetostoma canaster Eastern Indian Ocean 65 TL 1987
Kathetostoma cubanum Spiny stargazer Western Central Atlantic 30 TL 1941
Kathetostoma fluviatilis Oceania 4.4 TL 1872
Kathetostoma giganteum Giant stargazer Southwest Pacific 90 TL 1873
Kathetostoma laeve Common stargazer Eastern Indian Ocean 75 TL 1801
Kathetostoma nigrofasciatum Deepwater stargazer Eastern Indian Ocean 28 TL 1915



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