Ogcocephalus pantostictus  Bradbury, 1980

Spotted batfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)
Etymology: Ogcocephalus: Greek, ogkos, ou = hook, curvature (Ref. 45335).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 9 - 31 m (Ref. 40824).   Subtropical

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Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 31.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Entire dorsal surface of the body covered with polkadot-like pattern of dark spots. Allometric growth of the rostrum: a relatively long rostrum in small specimens and sometimes a merely knoblike in large ones. Has a wider mouth than cubifrons. Lateral line scale count: subopercular usually 9, cheek series 9. Ventral surface of pectoral fin rays thickened with fleshy pads (Ref. 40824).

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Western Atlantic: restricted to the northern and western Gulf of Mexico.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

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Bradbury, M.G., 1980. A revision of the fish genus Ogcocephalus with descriptions of new species from the western Atlantic Ocean (Ogcocephalidae: Lophiiformes). Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 42(7):229-285.

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on empirical models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.02000 (0.00761 - 0.05254), b=2.96 (2.73 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-BS (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Low, minimum population doubling time 4.5 - 14 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate to high vulnerability (51 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.