Longnose batfish

It lives on the ocean-floor, covered in sand.

The Longnose batfish lives in the reef-associated, marine environment.

The longnose batfish has a long, slender rostrum at the end of a triangular head and dark bands of pigment on the distal portions of the pectoral and caudal fins. More

The Longnose Batfish has a horizontally flattened body, mottled reddish-brown to a dark tan; it may have dark spots along the sides and fins. In behavior, it is closely related to frogfish. More

The Longnose Batfish has been seen jumping, crawling, and even walking on "all fours." When threatened, the Longnose Batfish immediately buries itself in the sandy bottom. More

Longnose Batfish needs an aquarium of at least 100 gallons with a sand/gravel/loose mud substrate. This and dim lighting will provide the best environment for this fish. The Longnose Batfish requires a diet of crustaceans and polychaete worms along with small feeder fish. More

The longnose batfish is Ogcocephalus vespertilio of the batfish family, Ogcocephalidae. Related TopicsWill a shark drown if it stops moving? Sharks take "doing the wave" to a whole new level. They swim by waving their body in side-to-side curves. More

Common names

Bacacuá in Portuguese (Português)
batfish in English
Cachimbo in Portuguese (Português)
Guacari in Portuguese (Português)
Guacu-cuia in Portuguese (Português)
Guacucuia in Portuguese (Português)
Langnasen-Fledermausfisch in German (Deutsch)
Langsnudet ranglefisk in Danish (dansk)
longnose batfish in English
Oncocéfalo in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-cachimbo in Portuguese (Português)
Peixe-morcego in Portuguese (Português)
Pez diablo narizón in Spanish (español)
Pez murciélago in Spanish (español)
Pirá-andirá in Portuguese (Português)
нетопырь длиннорылый in Russian (русский язык)
長吻蝙蝠魚 in Mandarin Chinese
长吻蝙蝠鱼 in Mandarin Chinese

Order : Lophiiformes
Family : Ogcocephalidae
Genus : Ogcocephalus
Species : Ogcocephalus vespertilio
Authority : Linnaeus, 1758