Family URANOSCOPIDAE


Common name: Monkfish, Stargazers, Stonelifters

Silhouette

Summary:

Robust bottom-dwelling fishes with large bony heads, large mouths opening vertically, upward directed eyes in most species, and a prominent spine just above the pectoral-fin base; tail rounded; pelvic fins small, on underside of head.

Found worldwide in both shallow and deep waters.


Cite this page as:
Dianne J. Bray, Stargazers, URANOSCOPIDAE in Fishes of Australia, accessed 06 Aug 2020, http://136.154.202.208/home/family/82