Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Perciformes

Family: Uranoscopidae

Genus: Ichthyscopus


Ichthyscopus Lebeck is a ray-finned fish species from the family of stargazer, their head and body is compressed. Mouth is large, protractile, almost vertical. The respiratory valve inside lower jaw without dermal appendage. Both of the lips are with fimbriate ridges. Dorsoposterior end of gill flap with dermal fringed papillae. Upper part of cleithrum bordered ventrally by dermal fringed flaps. Body scales arranged in regular oblique rows. Dorsal fin single, with secondary rudimentary spines and have 17 or 18 soft rays. The pectoral fins knife-shaped, upper rays longer than middle ray. The fish has a pale yellow colour, with buffer brown markings along sides, enclosing pure white round or oval spots. some spots of same white colour also on pectoral and dorsal fins. A dark bar across caudal and pectoral fins.