Common names: sand-stargazer (English), miracielo de arena (Espanol), miraestrella de arena (Espanol), miraestrellas (Espanol)
Dactyloscopus fimbriata (Reid, 1935)
Body compressed, tapering to tail; head large, flattened above, rounded and narrow at front; eyes protrusible, on stalks, with papillae; both lips with skin flaps; lower jaw projects beyond lower lip; tubular nostrils, rear nostril at front edge of preorbital bone; dorsal fin origin on nape, before level of upper corner of operculum, front IV spines separate from fin and without membranes, XI-XIV, 31-36; anal II, 35-41; pectoral usually 13 rays; no notch under tail base; dorsal and anal fins joined by membranes to base of tail fin; tail fin short (< 12% of SL) without branched rays; lateral line scales 49-54; scales above all of lateral line; lateral line continuous, bends down under last dorsal spine; scales smooth, head and belly scaleless.
Inside mouth pigmented; nape with dark network, without bars; 3-6 small pale spots along dorsal fin base; sides either with 2 stripes or flecked with brown; +/- dark spot on base of tail fin; dorsal and anal lightly shaded with brown.
Size: 10.4 cm.
Habitat: coastal sandy areas and estuaries.
Depth: 10-40 m.
Southern Baja and the lower Gulf of California, and Central Mexico to Ecuador.