Batfish have broad, flat heads, slim bodies and a covering of lumps and spines. They are poor swimmers and usually walk on the seabed on thick, leg like pectoral and pelvic fins. Sitting on the sea bottom on their fins, they look like bat wings, hence the common name.
These pictures were taken two separate years at the Blue Heron Bridge in Florida. The first batfish was spotted July 2011 and the second, June 2012.