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Latin Name: Kathetostoma giganteum

Weight: 1.5–5kg, up to 9kg

Length: 30–50cm, reaching 60cm


Giant stargazer belongs to the Uranoscopidae family (armourhead stargazers).


Related species:


Spotted and Brown stargazers are related species in this family. Spotted stargazer (Genyagnus monopterygius) is green-brown to grey above and cream to pinkish-white or yellow below and is covered with large creamy-white oval spots.


Brown stargazer (Gnathagnus innotabilis) is dark brown above and paler on the sides and below and averages 30 to 40 centimetres in length.

Wild Caught