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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Ogcocephalidae Batfishes

Genus: Ogcocephalus

(See list of species below)



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13 species (see list below)

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Photo by Schobernd, C. (NOAA)

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Ogcocephalus corniger Bradbury, 1980

Photo by Schobernd, C. (NOAA)
 
Ogcocephalus corniger
[Longnose batfish]

Photo by Marotta, D.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Ogcocephalus cubifrons (Richardson, 1836)

Photo by Marotta, D.
 
Ogcocephalus cubifrons
[]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 20.3 cm SL
Ogcocephalus darwini Hubbs, 1958

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Ogcocephalus darwini
[Galápagos batfish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 16.5 cm TL
Ogcocephalus declivirostris Bradbury, 1980

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Ogcocephalus declivirostris
[Slantbrow batfish]

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Ogcocephalus nasutus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.
 
Ogcocephalus nasutus
[Shortnose batfish]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13.4 cm SL
Ogcocephalus notatus (Valenciennes, 1837)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Ogcocephalus notatus
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury, 1980

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Ogcocephalus pantostictus
[Spotted batfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Ogcocephalus parvus Longley & Hildebrand, 1940

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ogcocephalus parvus
[Roughback batfish]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 13.9 cm SL

 
Ogcocephalus porrectus
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Ogcocephalus pumilus Bradbury, 1980

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Ogcocephalus pumilus
[Dwarf batfish]

Photo by Cox, C.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Ogcocephalus radiatus (Mitchill, 1818)

Photo by Cox, C.
 
Ogcocephalus radiatus
[Polka-dot batfish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 19 cm TL

 
Ogcocephalus rostellum
[Palefin batfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL
Ogcocephalus vespertilio (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Ogcocephalus vespertilio
[Seadevil]
13 Species of Family Ogcocephalidae with Genus Ogcocephalus
(Batfishes)
Sort by: Species Length Year
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Year Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
1980 Ogcocephalus corniger Longnose batfish Western Atlantic 23 TL
1836 Ogcocephalus cubifrons Western Central Atlantic 38 TL
1958 Ogcocephalus darwini Galápagos batfish Southeast Pacific 20.3 SL
1980 Ogcocephalus declivirostris Slantbrow batfish Western Atlantic 16.5 TL
1829 Ogcocephalus nasutus Shortnose batfish Western Atlantic 38 TL
1837 Ogcocephalus notatus Western Atlantic 13.4 SL
1980 Ogcocephalus pantostictus Spotted batfish Western Atlantic 31 TL
1940 Ogcocephalus parvus Roughback batfish Western Atlantic 10 TL
1899 Ogcocephalus porrectus Eastern Pacific 13.9 SL
1980 Ogcocephalus pumilus Dwarf batfish Western Central Atlantic 6.1 SL
1818 Ogcocephalus radiatus Polka-dot batfish Western Atlantic 38 TL
1980 Ogcocephalus rostellum Palefin batfish Western Atlantic 19 TL
1758 Ogcocephalus vespertilio Seadevil Western Atlantic 30.5 TL



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