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Ogcocephalus pumilus  Bradbury, 1980

Dwarf batfish
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Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)
Etymology: Ogcocephalus: Greek, ogkos, ou = hook, curvature (Ref. 45335);  pumilus: Named for its diminutive size and grotesque appearance (pumilus = dwarf) (Ref. 408240).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino demersale; distribuzione batimetrica 35 - 348 m (Ref. 40824).   Tropical, preferred ?

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Western Central Atlantic: Caribbean Sea and off Suriname.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 6.1 cm SL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 13608)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

Spine dorsali (totale): 0; Raggi dorsali molli (totale): 4; Spine anali 0; Raggi anali molli: 3 - 4; Vertebre: 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)..

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Life cycle and mating behavior Maturità | Riproduzione | Deposizione | Uova | Fecundity | Larve

Main reference Upload your references | Bibliografia | Coordinatore : Ho, Hsuan-Ching | Collaboratori

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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