Spotted stargazer

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Spotted stargazer
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Uranoscopidae
Genus: Genyagnus
Species: G. monopterygius
Binomial name
Genyagnus monopterygius
(Schneider, 1801)

The spotted stargazer, Genyagnus monopterygius, is a stargazer of the family Uranoscopidae, found on the continental shelf around New Zealand and other southern Pacific islands, at depths down to 100 m. Its length is up to 45 cm.


  • Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2006). "Genyagnus monopterygius" in FishBase. May 2006 version.
  • Tony Ayling & Geoffrey Cox, Collins Guide to the Sea Fishes of New Zealand, (William Collins Publishers Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand 1982) ISBN 0-00-216987-8