Roughback batfish

Ogcocephalus parvus, the roughback batfish, is a species of fish in the Ogcocephalidae family.

The Roughback batfish lives in the reef-associated, marine, depth range 29 - 126 m , usually 54 - 125 m environment.

January 2008, added 3 photos of another Roughback Batfish found by Steve Powell. All images Copyright More

Roughback Batfish are fairly rare and can be found among grassy patches. They aren't fast swimmers and instead ambush their prey. Batfish feed on clams, snails, and small fishes. More

The peculiar-looking Roughback Batfish is another bottom-dwelling creature sometimes referred to as anglerfish. It is usually found in deep, lightless waters of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. More

Common names

Iga-nishifuryu-uo in Japanese (日本語)
murciélago lomo áspero in Spanish (español)
murciélago tres cuernos in Spanish (español)
Peixe-morcego in Portuguese (Português)
roughback batfish in English
粗背蝙蝠魚 in Mandarin Chinese
粗背蝙蝠魚 in Unknown
粗背蝙蝠鱼 in Mandarin Chinese
粗背蝙蝠鱼 in Unknown

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Order : Lophiiformes
Family : Ogcocephalidae
Genus : Ogcocephalus
Species : Ogcocephalus parvus
Authority : Longley and Hildebrand, 1940