Also known as Deep-sea Batfish, Handfish, Longnose Batfish, Red-bellied Batfish, Seabat, Short-nosed Batfish, Slantbrow Batfish, Walking Batfish.
Found singly resting on or partially covered in sand over mud, rubble, sand and seagrass flat bottoms close to reef edges.
They feed on algae, fish, invertebrates and worms.
Length - 38cm
Depth - 0-300m
Widespread Western Atlantic, Caribbean
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/3092