family Uranoscopidae


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Noun1.family Uranoscopidae - stargazers
fish family - any of various families of fish
order Perciformes, order Percomorphi, Perciformes, Percomorphi - one of the largest natural groups of fishes of both marine and fresh water: true perches; basses; tuna
stargazer - heavy-bodied marine bottom-lurkers with eyes on flattened top of the head
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The fishes of the family Uranoscopidae are aptly named stargazers because their eyes are placed dorsally or dorsolaterally on the cuboid head and directed upward.
Pietsch (1989) published an extensive study of the osteology and myology of the family Uranoscopidae, provided comparison with the nine other families of the suborder Trachinoidei, and a key to the seven genera of the family.
Phylogenetic relationships of trachinoid fishes of the family Uranoscopidae.