Uranoscopidae - stargazers

Stargazers have broad bony heads with nearly vertical mouths and eyes on top of their head. They are bottom-dwelling and sometime burrow into sand leaving only their eyes exposed. The eyes are capable of protruding so they can see above the sand. Stargazers breath through their noses (most fishes breathe through their mouths), and their nostrils are protected from the sand by fleshy comb-like fringes. Electric organs on the head, located in a pouch behind the eyes, are capable of delivering a mild shock, up to 50 volts. The electric currents are used to warn off predators. They should be handled with care.