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    • Batfishes
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    • Ogcocephalidae
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    • Peces murciéllago

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Recent observations

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Shortnose batfish Ogcocephalus nasutus

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neild

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August 3, 2015 11:57 AM EDT

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Batfishes Family Ogcocephalidae

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lizallan

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May 12, 2016 07:56 PM EDT

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susanhewitt

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December 16, 2016 02:52 PM EST

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susanhewitt

Date

December 13, 2016 10:50 AM EST

Description

My neighbor found another one of these dried-out batfish up but he highest high tide line.

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susanhewitt

Date

December 12, 2016 01:34 PM EST

Description

I found three dried-out toadfishes up at the very high tide line which must have been created by a storm.

Toadfishes are bottom feeders, and so apparently, when they are dead already as by-catch, it is worth cutting open their stomachs to see if they swallowed any rare and interesting mollusks.

These three were so dried out that they were like spiny wood.

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Batfishes Family Ogcocephalidae

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connor19

Date

November 8, 2016 03:31 PM EST

Description

Do not know species, was described as a "walking batfish"

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Batfishes Family Ogcocephalidae

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michiko

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September 25, 2016 03:01 PM EDT

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Batfishes Family Ogcocephalidae

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michiko

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September 25, 2016 03:01 PM EDT

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Batfishes Family Ogcocephalidae

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lutzs603

Date

September 29, 2016 03:38 PM EDT

Description

Caught at Mullet Key at around 2pm

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Batfishes Family Ogcocephalidae

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michiko

Date

September 25, 2016 02:57 PM EDT

Description

Dead on beach, likely due to red tide

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Shortnose batfish Ogcocephalus nasutus

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salamander9505

Date

June 16, 2016 10:40 AM CDT

Description

Washed up on shore.

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Red-lipped Batfish Ogcocephalus darwini

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davidr

Date

August 15, 2015 04:08 AM HST
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Description from Wikipedia

The Ogcocephalidae are a family of bottom-dwelling, specially adapted fish. They are sometimes referred to as seabats, batfishes, or anglerfishes. They are found in tropical and subtropical oceans worldwide. They are mostly found at depths between 200 and 3,000 m (660 and 9,840 ft), but have been recorded as deep as 4,000 m (13,000 ft). A few species live in much shallower coastal waters and exceptionally may enter river estuaries.

No range data available.
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