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Atlantic Stargazer (Uranoscopus Scaber) Records

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Atlantic Stargazer/Uranoscopus Scaber
8 16 1.37 3.3 South Mole Gibraltar 260306 T. Deeley
AT AT 1.37 3.3 South Mole Gibraltar 260306 T. Deeley
SH SH 1.37 3.3 South Mole Gibraltar 260306 T. Deeley
Small bottom dwelling species, rarely exceeding 1kg in weight, of little commercial or sporting value. Colouration dark or mid-brown upper body shading to white underside. It has a habit of being buried in the sand or mud, and it spines can inflict a painful sting. It has an electrical discharge capacity.

Found in the Mediterranean and Eastern Atlantic, rarely in northern waters.

 
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