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Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Ogcocephalidae Batfishes

Genus: Ogcocephalus

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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Ogcocephalus corniger Longnose batfish Western Atlantic 23 TL 1980
Ogcocephalus cubifrons Western Central Atlantic 38 TL 1836
Ogcocephalus darwini Galápagos batfish Southeast Pacific 20.3 SL 1958
Ogcocephalus declivirostris Slantbrow batfish Western Atlantic 16.5 TL 1980
Ogcocephalus nasutus Shortnose batfish Western Atlantic 38 TL 1829
Ogcocephalus notatus Western Atlantic 13.4 SL 1837
Ogcocephalus pantostictus Spotted batfish Western Atlantic 31 TL 1980
Ogcocephalus parvus Roughback batfish Western Atlantic 10 TL 1940
Ogcocephalus porrectus Eastern Pacific 13.9 SL 1899
Ogcocephalus pumilus Dwarf batfish Western Central Atlantic 6.1 SL 1980
Ogcocephalus radiatus Polka-dot batfish Western Atlantic 38 TL 1818
Ogcocephalus rostellum Palefin batfish Western Atlantic 19 TL 1980
Ogcocephalus vespertilio Seadevil Western Atlantic 30.5 TL 1758



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