Ogcocephalus nasutus  (Cuvier, 1829)

Shortnose 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; reef-associated; depth range 0 - 305 m (Ref. 26938).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 38.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Dorsal spines (total): 0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4; Anal spines: 0; Anal soft rays: 4. Head and body with conical tubercles (Ref. 13442). Pectoral membrane black distally, ventral surface of tip of rays become fleshy pad (Ref. 13608).

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Western Atlantic: southeastern Florida (USA), Bahamas and northern Gulf of Mexico to northern Brazil. Antilles, western Caribbean (Ref. 26938).

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits flat bottoms of sand, coral rubble, seagrass or mud (Ref. 13442). Occurs from water's edge to at least 275 m depth. Feeds on mollusks, crabs, fishes, polychaete worms and algae (Ref. 13442). May be caught by hand (Ref. 13442). Rarely used for food (Ref. 26938). Traded as an aquarium fish at Ceará, Brazil (Ref. 49392).

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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




Human uses

Aquarium: commercial
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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):  3.4   ±0.6 se; Based on diet studies.
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  High vulnerability (57 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.