Whitemargin Stargazer (Uranoscopus sulphureus)

Also known as Marbled Stargazer, Popeye Fish, Pop-eyed Fish, Tube-nosed Stargazer

Description

Also known as Marbled Stargazer, Popeye Fish, Pop-eyed Fish, Tube-nosed Stargazer.

Found singly buried in the sand with just the mouth and eyes showing, wiggling its lure to attract its prey over coastal reef flats.
They feed on fish.
Length - 45cm
Depth - 5-350m
Widespread Indo-Pacific

The name stargazer comes from the fact the eyes are positioned on top of their heads! They are usually found buried in the sand with just their heads showing waiting to ambush their unsuspecting prey as they swim passed!
Stargazer possess electric organs located in a specialized pouch behind the eyes and can discharge up to 50 volts, depending on the temperature of the water at the time! Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/13512

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