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