Ogcocephalus rostellum  Bradbury, 1980

Palefin batfish
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Actinopterygii (ray-finned fishes) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)
Etymology: Ogcocephalus: Greek, ogkos, ou = hook, curvature (Ref. 45335);  rostellum: Named for its small rostrum (rostellu = dimunitive of the word ) (Ref. 40824).

Environment / Climate / Range Ecology

Marine; demersal; depth range 28 - 228 m (Ref. 40824).   Subtropical; 37°N - 17°N

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Western Atlantic: North Carolina to Florida Keys in the USA; also in Jamaica.

Size / Weight / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 19.0 cm TL male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morphology | Morphometrics

Rostrum resembling the shelflike condition seen in notatus; for 4 cm SL or less, a short median horn is developed on the rostrum. It has narrower mouth and lower number of scales in the cheek lateral line series, usually 8 and in the premaxillary series 3. Pectoral fin ray usually 13. Has a flatter disk with less elevated cranium compared to parvus (Ref. 40824).

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. 115185)

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 (0.00756 - 0.05030), b=2.96 (2.73 - 3.19), in cm Total Length, based on LWR estimates for this (Sub)family-body shape (Ref. 93245).
Trophic Level (Ref. 69278):  3.4   ±0.6 se; Based on size and trophs of closest relatives
Resilience (Ref. 69278):  Medium, minimum population doubling time 1.4 - 4.4 years (Preliminary K or Fecundity.).
Vulnerability (Ref. 59153):  Moderate vulnerability (35 of 100) .