Ogcocephalus corniger

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Ogcocephalus corniger
Longnose batfish.jpg
Longnose batfish at the Bari Reef
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Actinopterygii
Order: Lophiiformes
Family: Ogcocephalidae
Genus: Ogcocephalus
Species: O. corniger
Binomial name
Ogcocephalus corniger
Bradbury, 1980[2]
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Ogcocephalus corniger, conventional image and X-ray image, showing the stomach content

The longnose batfish (Ogcocephalus corniger) is a species of batfish found at depths between 29 and 230 m (95 and 755 ft) in the Atlantic Ocean, ranging from North Carolina to the Gulf of Mexico and the Bahamas.[3] It has a flat triangular body like others in the family and the coloring varies from yellowish to purple with pale, round spots and lips of orange-red.[2]


  1. ^ Carpenter, K.E. (2015). Ogcocephalus corniger. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2015-4.RLTS.T190200A20683338.en
  2. ^ a b Bradbury, M. G. (1980), "A revision of the fish genus Ogcocephalus with descriptions of new species from the western Atlantic Ocean (Ogcocephalidae; Lophiiformes)", Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 42: 229–285, retrieved 22 October 2013 
  3. ^ Froese, Rainer and Pauly, Daniel, eds. (2016). "Ogcocephalus corniger" in FishBase. January 2016 version.