Gillellus semicinctus Gilbert, 1890
Half-banded stargazer

Halfbanded stargazer Miraestrellas media franjada,  Miraestrellas mediabanda,  Miraestrella, 

Gillellus semicinctus
photo by Allen, G.R.

 Family:  Dactyloscopidae (Sand stargazers)
 Max. size:  5.2 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 5 - 140 m
 Distribution:  Eastern Central Pacific: Gulf of California to Colombia, including the Galapagos and other offshore islands.
 Diagnosis:   
 Biology:  Inhabits sandy bottoms (Ref. 11482). Feeds on small fishes and invertebrates (Ref. 11482). Minimum depth reported from Ref. 11482.
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
 Country info:  Ranges from the Gulf of California southward (Ref. 37955). Recorded from Bahía Agua Verde, Baja California Sur (Ref. 37955). Also Ref. 11482.

 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 01.03.98
 Modified by: Reyes, Rodolfo B. - 15.07.13
 Checked by: Froese, Rainer - 11.02.99

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