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Ogcocephalus parvus  Longley & Hildebrand, 1940

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

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; reef-associated; depth range 29 - 126 m (Ref. 40824), usually 54 - 125 m (Ref. 7251).   Tropical

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 10.0 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; Vertebrae: 18 - 20. Exceptionally angular, craggy body contours and large, prominent bucklers. Very small width of mouth relative to head depth 2-2.8; Narrow interorbital width to head depth 3.6-6.6. Rostrum length to disk margin length 3.2-5.1. Distal ends of pectorals with fleshy ventral pads. Vertebrae usually 19. Lateral line scale count: subopercular usually 5 or 6 (4-8); cheek usually 8 (7-9). Lateral line scale count usually 17 (Ref. 40824).

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Western Atlantic: North Carolina and northern Gulf of Mexico in USA to Brazil; absent from Bahamas.

Biology     Glossary (e.g. epibenthic)

Inhabits offshore water, usually from 54-125 m depth.

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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):  3.3   ±0.5 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  .
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Low to moderate vulnerability (29 of 100) .
Price category (Ref. 80766):   Unknown.