New Zealand sand stargazer

New Zealand sand stargazer
New Zealand sand stargazer
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Perciformes
Family: Leptoscopidae
Genus: Crapatalus
Species: C. novaezelandiae
Binomial name
Crapatalus novaezelandiae
Günther, 1861

The New Zealand sand stargazer, Crapatalus novaezelandiae, is a southern sandfish of the family Leptoscopidae, found around New Zealand in shallow sandy areas, particularly harbours and estuaries. Its length is up to 45 cm.


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