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

Genus: Xenocephalus

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5 species
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 40 cm TL
Xenocephalus armatus Kaup, 1858

Photo by Photo by CSIRO
 
Xenocephalus armatus
[Armoured blenny]



Southwestern Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Xenocephalus australiensis (Kishimoto, 1989)

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Xenocephalus australiensis
[Australian stargazer]
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Max. Length 22.7 cm SL

 
Xenocephalus cribratus
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 33 cm TL
Xenocephalus egregius (Jordan & Thompson, 1905)

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Xenocephalus egregius
[Freckled stargazer]



Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm SL
Xenocephalus elongatus (Temminck & Schlegel, 1843)

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Xenocephalus elongatus
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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Xenocephalus armatus Armoured blenny Western Pacific 40 TL 1858
Xenocephalus australiensis Australian stargazer Southwestern Pacific 30 TL 1989
Xenocephalus cribratus Eastern Indian Ocean 22.7 SL 1989
Xenocephalus egregius Freckled stargazer Western Atlantic 33 TL 1905
Xenocephalus elongatus Indo-West Pacific 30 SL 1843



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