Stargazer Fish Challenges Evolutionists and Creationists

That is one ugly fish! Actually, more than one in this group. The stargazer is built with eyes on the top of its head (hence the name), and a downturned mouth reminiscent of Grumpy Cat. Stargazers come in a range of sizes, and they have some startling traits.

One is that it buries itself in the sand so it can hide or hunt. The bobtail squid does this as well. On land, there are snakes, lizards, spiders, and other things that hide in sand. Like the even uglier anglerfish of the deep sea, it has an appendage to use as a lure for prey.

The stargazer has several unusual traits, one of which is shocking. It is a challenge for evolutionists to explain, and for creationists as well.
Stargazer, Flickr / Etienne Gosse (CC BY 2.0)
These traits and more that are rather startling are challenging to both evolutionists and biblical creationists. To simply assert evolution is not demonstrating it. Creationists need to provide plausible explanations as to what may have happened in the once very good creation to have a predator like this, including how the Creator frontloaded genetic information that was later modified.
‘Monster of the ocean floor’—that would be a more appropriate label for the stargazer. Despite its innocuous-sounding name, for other fish, the stargazer is the stuff that nightmares are made of. If you were to take the most cunning predatory features of marine creatures and combine them into one, you would probably end up with something close to the stargazer.

Stargazer is one of the names commonly given to two families of predatory fish that inhabit shallow seas around the world: the Dactyloscopidae and the Uranoscopidae. This article focuses solely on the latter. There are eight genera of stargazers in this family, ranging from 15 to 90 cm (6 to 36 in) long.

To read the really interesting stuff (including a shocking trait), click on "Stargazers."