Northern Stargazer (Astroscopus guttatus)

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Northern Stargazer (Astroscopus guttatus)

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Stargazers bury into the sand with shovel like pectoral fins. they can look straight up waiting for prey to swim by and breathe through nostrils on their head.  They have an organ just above the eyes that can produce an electrical charge for defense against predators. Not a good idea to touch them there by any means. They have a blackish brown body covered with white spots that increase gradually in size towards the rear of the body. The white spots are widely spaced on top of the head and body. There are . . .

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