Ogcocephalus corniger Bradbury, 1980
Longnose batfish
Ogcocephalus corniger
photo by Schobernd, C. (NOAA)

 Family:  Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)
 Max. size:  23 cm TL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 29 - 230 m
 Distribution:  Western Atlantic: North Carolina and northern Gulf of Mexico in USA to southern Bahamas.
 Diagnosis:  Evenly covered by closely set pale spots on a darker background. Subopercular lateral-line scales usually 5-7. Differs from pumilus in having larger body size and fleshy pads on the ventral tips of the pectoral rays (absent in pumilus) (Ref. 40824).
 Biology:  Found typically on sandy bottoms (Ref. 27549).
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Froese, Rainer - 01.05.91
 Modified by: Luna, Susan M. - 04.06.15
 Checked by: Torres, Armi G. - 06.08.94

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