WoRMS taxon details

Ogcocephalidae Gill, 1893

125495  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:125495)

accepted
Family
marine
Not documented
Description Distribution: all major tropical and many subtropical seas. Body usually considerably depressed and flattened ventrally;...  
Description Distribution: all major tropical and many subtropical seas. Body usually considerably depressed and flattened ventrally; more or less box-shaped in some. Illicium relatively short; no other dorsal spines. The illicial cavity, with its anterior opening, encloses the esca upon retraction of the illicium. Mouth nearly horizontal. Gill opening located in or above base of pectoral fin. Gills 2 or 2.5; first gill arch reduced and without filaments. Scales well-developed and tubercle-like. The lateral line organs with modified type of scale. Capable of walking on the bottom using their large armlike pectorals and smaller pelvic fins. Swims awkwardly. Maximum length 40 cm, usually 20 cm. [details]
Froese, R. and D. Pauly. Editors. (2018). FishBase. Ogcocephalidae Gill, 1893. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=125495 on 2018-07-16
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z
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taxonomy source Van Der Laan, R.; Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R. (2014). Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa. 3882(1): 1-230., available online at https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3882.1.1 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

basis of record van der Land, J.; Costello, M.J.; Zavodnik, D.; Santos, R.S.; Porteiro, F.M.; Bailly, N.; Eschmeyer, W.N.; Froese, R. (2001). Pisces, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 357-374 (look up in IMIS[details]   

additional source Eschmeyer, W. N.; Fricke, R.; van der Laan, R. (eds). (2017). Catalog of Fishes: Genera, Species, References. Electronic version., available online at http://researcharchive.calacademy.org/research/Ichthyology/catalog/fishcatmain.asp [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
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Description Distribution: all major tropical and many subtropical seas. Body usually considerably depressed and flattened ventrally; more or less box-shaped in some. Illicium relatively short; no other dorsal spines. The illicial cavity, with its anterior opening, encloses the esca upon retraction of the illicium. Mouth nearly horizontal. Gill opening located in or above base of pectoral fin. Gills 2 or 2.5; first gill arch reduced and without filaments. Scales well-developed and tubercle-like. The lateral line organs with modified type of scale. Capable of walking on the bottom using their large armlike pectorals and smaller pelvic fins. Swims awkwardly. Maximum length 40 cm, usually 20 cm. [details]
 



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English batfishes  [details]
Japanese アカグツ  [details]