SELECT DISTINCT SPECIES.Genus AS ResultField1, SPECIES.Species AS ResultField2, SPECIES.Author AS ResultField3, SPECIES.FBname AS ResultField4, SPECIES.FamCode AS ResultField5, SPECIES.SpecCode AS ID_Field, SPECIES.Length AS ResultField6, SPECIES.LTypeMaxM AS ResultField7, SPECIES.LengthFemale AS ResultField20, SPECIES.LTypeMaxF AS ResultField21, synonyms.year, FAMILIES.CommonName, FAMILIES.Family FROM (SPECIES LEFT JOIN synonyms ON SPECIES.SpecCode = synonyms.SpecCode) INNER JOIN FAMILIES ON SPECIES.FamCode = FAMILIES.FamCode WHERE (FAMILIES.FamCode =SPECIES.FamCode) AND (synonyms.valid <> 0) And ((FAMILIES.FamCode)=194) ORDER BY species.genus, species.species Fish Identification
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Family: Ogcocephalidae Batfishes



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Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 4.1 cm TL

 
Coelophrys arca
[]
No picture found
Northwest Pacific
Max. Length 5.8 cm TL

 
Coelophrys bradburyae
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.7 cm TL
Coelophrys brevicaudata Brauer, 1902

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Coelophrys brevicaudata
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.1 cm TL

 
Coelophrys brevipes
[]

Photo by SFSA

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL
Coelophrys micropa (Alcock, 1891)

Photo by SFSA
 
Coelophrys micropa
[]
No picture found
Western Central Pacific
Max. Length 3.9 cm TL

 
Coelophrys mollis
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific

 
Coelophrys oblonga
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean.
Max. Length 17.5 cm SL

 
Dibranchus accinctus
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 39.4 cm TL
Dibranchus atlanticus Peters, 1876

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Dibranchus atlanticus
[Atlantic batfish]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 12.8 cm SL

 
Dibranchus cracens
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 10.8 cm SL

 
Dibranchus discors
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL

 
Dibranchus erinaceus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 12.5 cm SL

 
Dibranchus hystrix
[]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 15.4 cm SL
Dibranchus japonicus Amaoka & Toyoshima, 1981

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Dibranchus japonicus
[Japanese seabat]
No picture found
Indian Ocean

 
Dibranchus nasutus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 11.2 cm SL

 
Dibranchus nudivomer
[]
No picture found
Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Dibranchus sparsus
[]

Photo by Reyes, P.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 14.9 cm SL
Dibranchus spinosus (Garman, 1899)

Photo by Reyes, P.
 
Dibranchus spinosus
[]
No picture found
Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.3 cm SL

 
Dibranchus spongiosa
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 19.2 cm SL

 
Dibranchus tremendus
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Dibranchus velutinus
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.7 cm SL
Halicmetus niger Ho, Endo & Sakamaki, 2008

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Halicmetus niger
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Halicmetus reticulatus Smith & Radcliffe, 1912

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Halicmetus reticulatus
[Marbled seabat]

Photo by Shao, K.T.

Indo-Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Halicmetus ruber Alcock, 1891

Photo by Shao, K.T.
 
Halicmetus ruber
[]

Photo by CSIRO

Southwest Pacific
Max. Length 21 cm TL
Halieutaea brevicauda Ogilby, 1910

Photo by CSIRO
 
Halieutaea brevicauda
[Spiny sea bat]
No picture found
Indian Ocean
Max. Length 16 cm TL

 
Halieutaea coccinea
[Scarlet seabat]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Halieutaea fitzsimonsi (Gilchrist & Thompson, 1916)

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Halieutaea fitzsimonsi
[Circular seabat]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Widespread in the Indo-we
Max. Length 14 cm SL
Halieutaea fumosa Alcock, 1894

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Halieutaea fumosa
[Smoky seabat]

Photo by SFSA

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 13 cm TL
Halieutaea hancocki Regan, 1908

Photo by SFSA
 
Halieutaea hancocki
[Hairy seabat]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Halieutaea indica Annandale & Jenkins, 1910

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Halieutaea indica
[Indian handfish]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific

 
Halieutaea nigra
[]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 10.2 cm SL
Halieutaea retifera Gilbert, 1905

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Halieutaea retifera
[]

Photo by Yuniar, A.T.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 30 cm TL
Halieutaea stellata (Vahl, 1797)

Photo by Yuniar, A.T.
 
Halieutaea stellata
[Minipizza batfish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Halieutichthys aculeatus (Mitchill, 1818)

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Halieutichthys aculeatus
[Pancake batfish]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 9.9 cm SL

 
Halieutichthys bispinosus
[Spiny batfish]
No picture found
Western central Atlantic

 
Halieutichthys caribbaeus
[]
No picture found
Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Halieutichthys intermedius
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.6 cm SL

 
Halieutopsis andriashevi
[]
No picture found
Pacific Ocean
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL

 
Halieutopsis bathyoreos
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 5.5 cm SL

 
Halieutopsis galatea
[]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 4.4 cm SL

 
Halieutopsis ingerorum
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northwestern Central Paci
Max. Length 6.3 cm SL
Halieutopsis margaretae Ho & Shao, 2007

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Halieutopsis margaretae
[]
No picture found
Eastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.5 cm

 
Halieutopsis nudiventer
[]
No picture found
Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Halieutopsis simula
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.1 cm SL

 
Halieutopsis stellifera
[]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 6.9 cm SL

 
Halieutopsis tumifrons
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 7.8 cm SL

 
Halieutopsis vermicularis
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 9 cm SL
Malthopsis annulifera Tanaka, 1908

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Malthopsis annulifera
[]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 6.5 cm SL

 
Malthopsis asperata
[Roughspine batfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 8.4 cm SL

 
Malthopsis austrafricana
[Southern African triangular batfish]
No picture found
Western Indian Ocean
Max. Length 7.2 cm SL

 
Malthopsis bradburyae
[Bradbury’s triangular batfish]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Indo-Pacifc
Max. Length 13.6 cm SL
Malthopsis gigas Ho & Shao, 2010

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Malthopsis gigas
[Giant triangular batfish]

Photo by Baldwin, C.C.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Malthopsis gnoma Bradbury, 1998

Photo by Baldwin, C.C.
 
Malthopsis gnoma
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 11 cm SL
Malthopsis jordani Gilbert, 1905

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Malthopsis jordani
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Western Pacific
Max. Length 8.0 cm SL
Malthopsis kobayashii Tanaka, 1916

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Malthopsis kobayashii
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Indian Ocean
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Malthopsis lutea Alcock, 1891

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Malthopsis lutea
[Longnose seabat]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 8 cm SL
Malthopsis mitrigera Gilbert & Cramer, 1897

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Malthopsis mitrigera
[Twospine batfish]
No picture found
Western Pacific
Max. Length 5.1 cm SL

 
Malthopsis parva
[Arrowhead batfish]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Northeastern Indian Ocean
Max. Length 6.0 cm SL
Malthopsis retifera Ho, Prokofiev & Shao, 2009

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Malthopsis retifera
[Reticulate triangular batfish]
No picture found
Northwestern Pacific
Max. Length 10.5 cm SL

 
Malthopsis tiarella
[Spearnose seabat]

Photo by Schobernd, C. (NOAA)

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 23 cm TL
Ogcocephalus corniger Bradbury, 1980

Photo by Schobernd, C. (NOAA)
 
Ogcocephalus corniger
[Longnose batfish]

Photo by Marotta, D.

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Ogcocephalus cubifrons (Richardson, 1836)

Photo by Marotta, D.
 
Ogcocephalus cubifrons
[]

Photo by Adams, M.J.

Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 20.3 cm SL
Ogcocephalus darwini Hubbs, 1958

Photo by Adams, M.J.
 
Ogcocephalus darwini
[Galápagos batfish]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 16.5 cm TL
Ogcocephalus declivirostris Bradbury, 1980

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Ogcocephalus declivirostris
[Slantbrow batfish]

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Ogcocephalus nasutus (Cuvier, 1829)

Photo by Ramjohn, D.D.
 
Ogcocephalus nasutus
[Shortnose batfish]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 13.4 cm SL
Ogcocephalus notatus (Valenciennes, 1837)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Ogcocephalus notatus
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 31 cm TL
Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury, 1980

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Ogcocephalus pantostictus
[Spotted batfish]

Photo by Randall, J.E.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Ogcocephalus parvus Longley & Hildebrand, 1940

Photo by Randall, J.E.
 
Ogcocephalus parvus
[Roughback batfish]

Photo by Gérard Legendre

Eastern Pacific
Max. Length 13.9 cm SL
Ogcocephalus porrectus Garman, 1899

Photo by Gérard Legendre
 
Ogcocephalus porrectus
[]

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory

Western Central Atlantic
Max. Length 6.1 cm SL
Ogcocephalus pumilus Bradbury, 1980

Photo by NOAA\NMFS\Mississippi Laboratory
 
Ogcocephalus pumilus
[Dwarf batfish]

Photo by Cox, C.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 38 cm TL
Ogcocephalus radiatus (Mitchill, 1818)

Photo by Cox, C.
 
Ogcocephalus radiatus
[Polka-dot batfish]
No picture found
Western Atlantic
Max. Length 19 cm TL

 
Ogcocephalus rostellum
[Palefin batfish]

Photo by Wirtz, P.

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 30.5 cm TL
Ogcocephalus vespertilio (Linnaeus, 1758)

Photo by Wirtz, P.
 
Ogcocephalus vespertilio
[Seadevil]
No picture found
Southeast Pacific
Max. Length 7.3 cm SL

 
Solocisquama carinata
[]

Photo by MNHN

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 13.6 cm SL
Solocisquama erythrina (Gilbert, 1905)

Photo by MNHN
 
Solocisquama erythrina
[]

Photo by Ho, H.-C.

Indo-West Pacific
Max. Length 9.3 cm SL
Solocisquama stellulata (Gilbert, 1905)

Photo by Ho, H.-C.
 
Solocisquama stellulata
[]

Photo by Robertson, R.

Eastern Central Pacific
Max. Length 15 cm TL
Zalieutes elater (Jordan & Gilbert, 1882)

Photo by Robertson, R.
 
Zalieutes elater
[Roundel batfish]

Photo by JAMARC

Western Atlantic
Max. Length 10 cm TL
Zalieutes mcgintyi (Fowler, 1952)

Photo by JAMARC
 
Zalieutes mcgintyi
[Tricorn batfish]



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Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm) Year
Coelophrys arca Western Central Pacific 4.1 TL 1912
Coelophrys bradburyae Northwest Pacific 5.8 TL 1999
Coelophrys brevicaudata Western Pacific 7.7 TL 1902
Coelophrys brevipes Western Pacific 5.1 TL 1912
Coelophrys micropa Indo-West Pacific 8.4 SL 1891
Coelophrys mollis Western Central Pacific 3.9 TL 1912
Coelophrys oblonga Western Pacific 1912
Dibranchus accinctus Western Indian Ocean. 17.5 SL 1999
Dibranchus atlanticus Atlantic batfish Western Atlantic 39.4 TL 1876
Dibranchus cracens Southeast Pacific 12.8 SL 1999
Dibranchus discors Southeast Pacific 10.8 SL 1999
Dibranchus erinaceus Eastern Pacific 11 SL 1899
Dibranchus hystrix Eastern Pacific 12.5 SL 1899
Dibranchus japonicus Japanese seabat Western Pacific 15.4 SL 1981
Dibranchus nasutus Indian Ocean 1891
Dibranchus nudivomer Eastern Pacific 11.2 SL 1899
Dibranchus sparsus Eastern Pacific 8.4 SL 1899
Dibranchus spinosus Eastern Pacific 14.9 SL 1899
Dibranchus spongiosa Eastern Central Pacific 13.3 SL 1890
Dibranchus tremendus Western Central Atlantic 19.2 SL 1999
Dibranchus velutinus Southeast Pacific 9.9 SL 1999
Halicmetus niger Western Pacific 8.7 SL 2008
Halicmetus reticulatus Marbled seabat Western Pacific 9 SL 1912
Halicmetus ruber Indo-Pacific 9 SL 1891
Halieutaea brevicauda Spiny sea bat Southwest Pacific 21 TL 1910
Halieutaea coccinea Scarlet seabat Indian Ocean 16 TL 1889
Halieutaea fitzsimonsi Circular seabat Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1916
Halieutaea fumosa Smoky seabat Widespread in the Indo-we 14 SL 1894
Halieutaea hancocki Hairy seabat Indian Ocean 13 TL 1908
Halieutaea indica Indian handfish Indo-West Pacific 15 TL 1910
Halieutaea nigra Indo-West Pacific 1891
Halieutaea retifera Eastern Central Pacific 10.2 SL 1905
Halieutaea stellata Minipizza batfish Indo-West Pacific 30 TL 1797
Halieutichthys aculeatus Pancake batfish Western Atlantic 10 TL 1818
Halieutichthys bispinosus Spiny batfish Western Central Atlantic 9.9 SL 2010
Halieutichthys caribbaeus Western central Atlantic 1896
Halieutichthys intermedius Western Central Atlantic 7.1 SL 2010
Halieutopsis andriashevi Western Indian Ocean 4.6 SL 1988
Halieutopsis bathyoreos Pacific Ocean 6.3 SL 1988
Halieutopsis galatea Western Indian Ocean 5.5 SL 1988
Halieutopsis ingerorum Western Indian Ocean 4.4 SL 1988
Halieutopsis margaretae Northwestern Central Paci 6.3 SL 2007
Halieutopsis nudiventer Eastern Indian Ocean 7.5 1909
Halieutopsis simula Indo-West Pacific 6.5 SL 1912
Halieutopsis stellifera Western Pacific 7.1 SL 1912
Halieutopsis tumifrons Southeast Pacific 6.9 SL 1899
Halieutopsis vermicularis Western Pacific 7.8 SL 1912
Malthopsis annulifera Western Pacific 9 SL 1908
Malthopsis asperata Roughspine batfish Western Pacific 6.5 SL 2013
Malthopsis austrafricana Southern African triangular batfish Western Indian Ocean 8.4 SL 2013
Malthopsis bradburyae Bradbury’s triangular batfish Western Indian Ocean 7.2 SL 2013
Malthopsis gigas Giant triangular batfish Indo-Pacifc 13.6 SL 2010
Malthopsis gnoma Western Central Atlantic 6.1 SL 1998
Malthopsis jordani Eastern Pacific 11 SL 1905
Malthopsis kobayashii Western Pacific 8.0 SL 1916
Malthopsis lutea Longnose seabat Indian Ocean 10 TL 1891
Malthopsis mitrigera Twospine batfish Indo-West Pacific 8 SL 1897
Malthopsis parva Arrowhead batfish Western Pacific 5.1 SL 2013
Malthopsis retifera Reticulate triangular batfish Northeastern Indian Ocean 6.0 SL 2009
Malthopsis tiarella Spearnose seabat Northwestern Pacific 10.5 SL 1902
Ogcocephalus corniger Longnose batfish Western Atlantic 23 TL 1980
Ogcocephalus cubifrons Western Central Atlantic 38 TL 1836
Ogcocephalus darwini Galápagos batfish Southeast Pacific 20.3 SL 1958
Ogcocephalus declivirostris Slantbrow batfish Western Atlantic 16.5 TL 1980
Ogcocephalus nasutus Shortnose batfish Western Atlantic 38 TL 1829
Ogcocephalus notatus Western Atlantic 13.4 SL 1837
Ogcocephalus pantostictus Spotted batfish Western Atlantic 31 TL 1980
Ogcocephalus parvus Roughback batfish Western Atlantic 10 TL 1940
Ogcocephalus porrectus Eastern Pacific 13.9 SL 1899
Ogcocephalus pumilus Dwarf batfish Western Central Atlantic 6.1 SL 1980
Ogcocephalus radiatus Polka-dot batfish Western Atlantic 38 TL 1818
Ogcocephalus rostellum Palefin batfish Western Atlantic 19 TL 1980
Ogcocephalus vespertilio Seadevil Western Atlantic 30.5 TL 1758
Solocisquama carinata Southeast Pacific 7.3 SL 1999
Solocisquama erythrina Eastern Central Pacific 13.6 SL 1905
Solocisquama stellulata Indo-West Pacific 9.3 SL 1905
Zalieutes elater Roundel batfish Eastern Central Pacific 15 TL 1882
Zalieutes mcgintyi Tricorn batfish Western Atlantic 10 TL 1952



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