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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Dactyloscopidae Sand stargazers

Genus: Gillellus

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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]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
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



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