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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Ogcocephalidae Batfishes

Genus: Malthopsis

(See list of species below)



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9 species (see list below)

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Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Malthopsis annulifera Tanaka, 1908

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Malthopsis annulifera
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Indo-Pacifc
Max. Length 13.6 cm SL
Malthopsis gigas Ho & Shao, 2010

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Malthopsis gigas
[Giant triangular batfish]
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Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL

 
Malthopsis gnoma
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Malthopsis jordani Gilbert, 1905

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Malthopsis jordani
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.0 cm
Malthopsis kobayashii Tanaka, 1916

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Malthopsis kobayashii
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Malthopsis lutea Alcock, 1891

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Malthopsis lutea
[Longnose seabat]

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Indo-West Pacific region
Max. Length 7.5 cm TL
Malthopsis mitrigera Gilbert & Cramer, 1897

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Malthopsis mitrigera
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northeastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.0 cm SL
Malthopsis retifera Ho, Prokofiev & Shao, 2009

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Malthopsis retifera
[Reticulate triangular batfish]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL
Malthopsis tiarella Jordan, 1902

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Malthopsis tiarella
[Spearnose seabat]
9 Species of Family Ogcocephalidae with Genus Malthopsis
(Batfishes)
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1908 Malthopsis annulifera Western Pacific 9 SL
2010 Malthopsis gigas Giant triangular batfish Indo-Pacifc 13.6 SL
1998 Malthopsis gnoma Western Central Atlantic 6.1 SL
1905 Malthopsis jordani Eastern Pacific 11 SL
1916 Malthopsis kobayashii Western Pacific 8.0
1891 Malthopsis lutea Longnose seabat Indian Ocean 10 TL
1897 Malthopsis mitrigera Indo-West Pacific region 7.5 TL
2009 Malthopsis retifera Reticulate triangular batfish Northeastern Indian Ocean 6.0 SL
1902 Malthopsis tiarella Spearnose seabat Northwestern Pacific 10.5 SL



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