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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Ogcocephalidae Batfishes

Genus: Dibranchus

(See list of species below)



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Max. Length 17.5 cm SL

 
Dibranchus accinctus
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Western Atlantic
Max. Length 39.4 cm TL
Dibranchus atlanticus Peters, 1876

Photo by Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Dibranchus atlanticus
[Atlantic batfish]
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Max. Length 12.8 cm SL

 
Dibranchus cracens
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Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Dibranchus discors
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Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Dibranchus erinaceus
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Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Dibranchus hystrix
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Western Pacific
Max. Length 15.5 cm SL
Dibranchus japonicus Amaoka & Toyoshima, 1981

Photo by Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Dibranchus japonicus
[Japanese seabat]
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Dibranchus nasutus
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Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Dibranchus nudivomer
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Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Dibranchus sparsus
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Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 14.9 cm SL
Dibranchus spinosus (Garman, 1899)

Photo by Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Dibranchus spinosus
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Max. Length 13.3 cm SL

 
Dibranchus spongiosa
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Max. Length 19.2 cm SL

 
Dibranchus tremendus
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Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Dibranchus velutinus
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14 species

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Dibranchus accinctus Western Indian Ocean. 17.5 SL 1999
Dibranchus atlanticus Atlantic batfish Western Atlantic 39.4 TL 1876
Dibranchus cracens Southeast Pacific 12.8 SL 1999
Dibranchus discors Southeast Pacific 10.8 SL 1999
Dibranchus erinaceus Eastern Pacific 11 SL 1899
Dibranchus hystrix Eastern Pacific 12.5 SL 1899
Dibranchus japonicus Japanese seabat Western Pacific 15.5 SL 1981
Dibranchus nasutus Indian Ocean 1891
Dibranchus nudivomer Eastern Pacific 11.2 SL 1899
Dibranchus sparsus Eastern Pacific 8.4 SL 1899
Dibranchus spinosus Eastern Pacific 14.9 SL 1899
Dibranchus spongiosa Eastern Central Pacific 13.3 SL 1890
Dibranchus tremendus Western Central Atlantic 19.2 SL 1999
Dibranchus velutinus Southeast Pacific 9.9 SL 1999



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