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Fun Facts

  • The only known natural predator of Atlantic Stargazers is the bottlenose dolphin.
  • While the venomous spines of most venomous fishes are found in the dorsal fins, the venomous spines of Stargazers are cleithral spines (located behind their opercles and above their pectoralfins).
  • Stargazers can produce an electric charge as a defense mechanism.
  • Unlike most species of fish that bring water in through their mouths to breathe, the stargazer breathes through its nostrils.
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