Slantbrow batfish

Ogcocephalus declivirostris

Family Ogcocephalidae - batfishes

Body depressed, triangular shaped anteriorly, thick and fleshy behind pectoral fins; color brownish dorsally, white ventrally; body rough with many raised tubercles (bumps) on dorsal side; no spots on body; eyes lateral; rostrum (nose) short, pointing downward; pectoral fins long and jut out nearly at right angles to body, no fleshy pads on tips; eyes lateral.
Similar Species
The spotted batfish has multiple spots on body and has fleshy pads under the tips of the pectoral fins. Other batfish have round bodies.
Maximum Size
15 cm (6 in)
Fin Element Counts
D. 4; A. 4 (explain)
Other Common Names
Previous Scientific Names
State size/bag limits