Scientific Name Kathetostoma giganteum
Alternative Name(s) Giant Stargazer, Monkfish
Maori Name(s) Kourepoua, Moamoa, Ngu
Typical Length 300 - 500mm
 Typical Weight 1.5 - 5kg
 Physical Description

The Stargazer is named after it’s distinctive upward pointing eyes. They are a dark grey-brown colour over the body with a white underside.

  Location / Habitat

The Stargazer is endemic to New Zealand, found on the continental shelf at depths between 30 – 600m.


The Stargazer is a terrific eating fish featuring white, firm flesh and a low oil content.

  Stargazer / Monkfish Recipes