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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Ogcocephalidae Batfishes

Genus: Halieutaea

(See list of species below)



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9 species (see list below)

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Photo by CSIRO

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Halieutaea brevicauda Ogilby, 1910

Photo by CSIRO
 
Halieutaea brevicauda
[Spiny sea bat]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Halieutaea coccinea
[Scarlet seabat]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Halieutaea fitzsimonsi (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1916)

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Halieutaea fitzsimonsi
[Circular seabat]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Widespread in the Indo-we
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Halieutaea fumosa Alcock, 1894

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Halieutaea fumosa
[Smoky seabat]

Photo by SFSA

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Halieutaea hancocki Regan, 1908

Photo by SFSA
 
Halieutaea hancocki
[Hairy seabat]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Halieutaea indica Annandale & Jenkins, 1910

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Halieutaea indica
[Indian handfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific

 
Halieutaea nigra
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Halieutaea retifera Gilbert, 1905

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halieutaea retifera
[]

Photo by Yuniar, A.T.

Widespread in the Indo-We
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Halieutaea stellata (Vahl, 1797)

Photo by Yuniar, A.T.
 
Halieutaea stellata
[Batfish]
9 Species of Family Ogcocephalidae with Genus Halieutaea
(Batfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1910 Halieutaea brevicauda Spiny sea bat Southwest Pacific 21 TL
1889 Halieutaea coccinea Scarlet seabat Indian Ocean 16 TL
1916 Halieutaea fitzsimonsi Circular seabat Indo-West Pacific 30 TL
1894 Halieutaea fumosa Smoky seabat Widespread in the Indo-we 14 SL
1908 Halieutaea hancocki Hairy seabat Indian Ocean 13 TL
1910 Halieutaea indica Indian handfish Indo-West Pacific 15 TL
1891 Halieutaea nigra Indo-West Pacific
1905 Halieutaea retifera Eastern Central Pacific 10.2 SL
1797 Halieutaea stellata Batfish Widespread in the Indo-We 30 TL



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