Southern sandfish

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Southern sandfishes
Leptoscopus macropygus (Estuary stargazer).gif
Estuary stargazer, Leptoscopus macropygus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Suborder: Trachinoidei
Family: Leptoscopidae
T. N. Gill, 1859

The southern sandfishes are a family, Leptoscopidae, of perciform fishes inhabiting the Indian and Pacific Ocean coastal waters of Australia and New Zealand.[1]



  1. ^ a b Froese, Rainer, and Daniel Pauly, eds. (2013). "Leptoscopidae" in FishBase. December 2013 version.