Dactylagnus mundus

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Dactylagnus mundus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Dactyloscopidae
Genus: Dactylagnus
Species: D. mundus
Binomial name
Dactylagnus mundus
T. N. Gill, 1863

Dactylagnus mundus, the giant sand stargazer, is a species of sand stargazer found in the Gulf of California and along the Pacific coast of North America from Baja California to Panama as well as around the Galapagos Islands. It prefers sandy beaches down to a depth of about 5 metres (16 ft) and occasionally down to 15 metres (49 ft). It can reach a maximum length of 15 centimetres (5.9 in) SL. This species is of minor importance to local commercial fisheries.[2]


  1. ^ Hastings, P. & Dominici-Arosemena, A. 2010. Dactylagnus mundus. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine.>. Downloaded on 25 June 2013.
  2. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2013). "Dactylagnus mundus" in FishBase. April 2013 version.

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