Ogcocephalus pumilus  Bradbury, 1980

Dwarf batfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)
Etymology: Ogcocephalus: Greek, ogkos, ou = hook, curvature (Ref. 45335);  pumilus: Named for its diminutive size and grotesque appearance (pumilus = dwarf) (Ref. 408240).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 35 - 348 m (Ref. 40824).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL male/unsexed; (Ref. 13608)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 3 - 4; Vertebrae: 19. Pectoral fin membrane thin and translucent, no fleshy pad on ventral surface of rays (Ref. 13608). A pale gray species generally lacking of any markings, at most, it has light gray spots. Smaller than vespertilio, reaching only about 7 cm SL. Subopercular lateral line scale count usually 6 (5-7) (Ref. 40824)..

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Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean Sea and off Suriname.

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. (Ref. 40824)

IUCN Red List Status (Ref. 90363)

CITES (Ref. 94142)

Not Evaluated

Threat to humans

  Harmless




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Estimates of some properties based on models

Phylogenetic diversity index (Ref. 82805):  PD50 = 0.5001   [Uniqueness, from 0.5 = low to 2.0 = high].
Bayesian length-weight: a=0.01950 (0.00736 - 0.05168), b=2.96 (2.73 - 3.19), based on LWR estimates for this Subfamily-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.2   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (26 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.