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Batfish

Ogcocephalus cubifrons

Description:

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.

Habitat:

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.


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29 Comments (1–25)

CostaBoyJack
CostaBoyJack 5 years ago

looks sad

MeredithNudo
MeredithNudo 6 years ago

It's OK! I misspell my name sometimes, too.

KarenWeaverAmos
KarenWeaverAmos 6 years ago

Sorry Meredith! I misspelled your name.

KarenWeaverAmos
KarenWeaverAmos 6 years ago

Ha Ha Meridith. You go right ahead!

KarenWeaverAmos
KarenWeaverAmos 6 years ago

Thank you, J.

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 6 years ago

Congrats on spotting of the day! Lovely photos as well!

MeredithNudo
MeredithNudo 6 years ago

Is it wrong that I want to go, "NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA BATFIIIIIIIIISH!!! BATFIIIIIIIIIIIIISH!!!" ?

Because I do. I really, really do.

Elsa
Elsa 6 years ago

Awesome spotting, well deserved spotting of the day!!

KarenWeaverAmos
KarenWeaverAmos 6 years ago

Thank you, guys!

LarryGraziano
LarryGraziano 6 years ago

Wonderful Karen!!! Congrats on SOTD!!!

KarenWeaverAmos
KarenWeaverAmos 6 years ago

Thank you all very much!

NuwanChathuranga
NuwanChathuranga 6 years ago

Congratulations Karen !

Arun
Arun 6 years ago

Great spotting .. Congrts Karen !!

MacChristiansen
MacChristiansen 6 years ago

Congratulations Karen ! great spotting!

The MnMs
The MnMs 6 years ago

Congratulations! awesome spotting!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 6 years ago

Amazing creatures.... right gathered at Project Noah... Precious...

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 6 years ago

Beautiful series

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 6 years ago

nice congrats!

nexttogone
nexttogone 6 years ago

Congratulations! This is an amazing find!

Hema
Hema 6 years ago

lovely,

Fyn  Kynd
Fyn Kynd 6 years ago

Awesome shots! Amazing spotting! Congrats!

beallburton
beallburton 6 years ago

Cool fish, congrats on spotting of the day.

peter
peter 6 years ago

Congrats, Karen! Thanks for sharing this amazing encounter with us. We've chosen your photo as spotting of the day!

"Now here's something you don't see everyday! Spotted at the Blue Heron Bridge in Florida, Batfish are unusual looking marine creatures that walk on the seabed with their pelvic fins. 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."

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KarenWeaverAmos
KarenWeaverAmos 6 years ago

Thank you, Patty!

patty
patty 6 years ago

good spotting and pictures Karen =)

Exuma, Bahamas

Lat: 24.53, Long: -76.56

Spotted on Jun 11, 2012
Submitted on Nov 11, 2012

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