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Whitemargin Stargazer

Uranoscopus sulphureus


Stargazers are venomous; they have two large poison spines situated behind their opercles and above their pectoral fins. They can also use electric shocks to stun their prey when hunting.


Usually found in sandy bottom, where they bury themselves with only the eyes and mouth exposed. They are ambush-predators and sometimes they 'flick' their lure-like tongue to attracts smaller fishes.

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Batangas, Philippines

Spotted on Apr 17, 2016
Submitted on Jun 7, 2016

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