Ogcocephalus declivirostrisis commonly referred to as Slantbrow batfish. Difficulty in the aquarium: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully. Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown.
lexID: 13960 AphiaID: 0 Scientific: Ogcocephalus declivirostris German: Seefledermaus English: Slantbrow Batfish Category: Batfish Family tree: Animalia (Kingdom) > Chordata (Phylum) > Actinopterygii (Class) > Lophiiformes (Order) > Ogcocephalidae (Family) > Ogcocephalus (Genus) > declivirostris (Species) Initial determination: Bradbury, 1980 Occurrence: Cuba, Florida, Gulf of Mexico, The Bahamas, the Caribbean, USA, West-Atlantic Ocean Sea depth: 3,5 - 388 Meter Size: 16,5 cm Temperature: 17,1 °F - 27,1 °F (17,1°C - 27,1°C) Food: Carnivore, Clams, Crustacean larvae , Echinoderm larvae, Invertebrates, Snails, Worms, Zoobenthos Difficulty: There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully Offspring: Not available as offspring Toxicity: Toxic hazard unknown CITES: Not evaluated Red List: Least concern (LC) Related species at Catalog of Life:
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Sea bats are poor swimmers, moving on soft bottoms with the help of their pectoral fins.
Since benthic fish move very little, so they rely mostly on their food coming to them, or being easy to reach.
A good aid to attract prey is the fishing organ (Illicium) formed from the dorsal fin, which is also known from other armfins (frogfishes).
The little guy came aboard the research vessel NOAA OREGON II as part of the NOAA Teacher at Sea Program research project.
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