Red-lipped Batfish (Ogcocephalus darwini)

Also known as Deep-sea Batfish, Galápagos Batfish, Handfish, Redmouth Batfish, Rosy-lipped Batfish, Seabat, Walking Batfish

Description

Also known as Deep-sea Batfish, Galápagos Batfish, Handfish, Redmouth Batfish, Rosy-lipped Batfish, Seabat, Walking Batfish.

Found singly resting or partially buried on mud, rubble and sandy bottoms close to reef edges.
They feed on small invertebrates.
Length - 20cm
Depth - 3-75m
Southeast Pacific - Galapagos Islands to Peru

These batfishes with their depressed circular/triangular bodies are poor swimmers and have adapted for a life style of crawling about on the sea floor using their pelvic fins and arm like Pectoral fins. They have a small lure on their snout to attract their prey, the lure becomes shorter with age. Ref: https://www.fishbase.se/summary/8199

6 comments

  1. Posted by bman762
    December 02, 2015 at 01:36 am - 1 person found this useful.

    Hey can someone please tell me more info. I know not much is known, but I constantly talk about this fish and how funny it is so if there's anything else on the internet or on TV someone please email me at: [email protected]

  2. Posted by nour baras
    April 20, 2015 at 01:11 am - 1 person found this useful.

    it is a really weird animal I am writing on it a report so can you give more ideas

  3. Posted by Nick Tooth
    March 05, 2014 at 07:15 am - 1 person found this useful.

    An interesting fact is that they have modified fins that are used for walking on the sea floor! They are bad swimmers! http://www.strangeanimals.info/2011/10/red-lipped-batfish.html

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