Ogcocephalus pumilus Bradbury, 1980
Dwarf batfish
photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

 Family:  Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)
 Max. size:  6.1 cm SL (male/unsexed)
 Environment:  demersal; depth range 35 - 348 m
 Distribution:  Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean Sea and off Suriname.
 Diagnosis:  Dorsal spines (total): 0-0; Dorsal soft rays (total): 4-4; Anal spines: 0-0; Anal soft rays: 3-4; Vertebrae: 19-19. Pectoral fin membrane thin and translucent, no fleshy pad on ventral surface of rays (Ref. 13608). A pale gray species generally lacking of any markings, at most, it has light gray spots. Smaller than vespertilio, reaching only about 7 cm SL. Subopercular lateral line scale count usually 6 (5-7) (Ref. 40824)..
 IUCN Red List Status:   (Ref. 96402)
 Threat to humans:  harmless
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 Entered by: Garilao, Cristina V. - 26.01.98
 Modified by: Capuli, Estelita Emily - 24.03.08

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