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Ogcocephalus corniger  Bradbury, 1980

Longnose batfish
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Classification / Names Nomi Comuni | Sinonimi | Catalog of Fishes (gen., sp.) | ITIS | CoL | WoRMS | Cloffa

Actinopterigi (pesci con pinne raggiate) > Lophiiformes (Anglerfishes) > Ogcocephalidae (Batfishes)
Etymology: Ogcocephalus: Greek, ogkos, ou = hook, curvature (Ref. 45335);  corniger: From the long, upturned rostrum (corniger = horn-bearer) (Ref. 40824).

Ambiente / Clima / Range Ecologia

; marino demersale; distribuzione batimetrica 29 - 230 m (Ref. 40824).   Subtropical, preferred ?; 37°N - 20°N

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Western Atlantic: North Carolina and northern Gulf of Mexico in USA to southern Bahamas.

Size / Peso / Age

Maturity: Lm ?  range ? - ? cm
Max length : 23.0 cm TL maschio/sesso non determinato; (Ref. 7251)

Short description Morfologia | Morfometria

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).

Biologia     Glossario (es. epibenthic)

Found typically on sandy bottoms (Ref. 27549).

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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