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Ogcocephalus corniger (Bradbury, 1980)
LONGNOSE BATFISH
size of specimen: 16 centimeters (6.3 inches)

Flat and wide, batfish look like they've been stepped on. They feed by skimming for prey along sandy bottoms. This longnose batfish had a taste for mollusks.

Visit the Encyclopedia of Life collection to learn more about Wedge-tail triggerfish and other species featured in this exhibit.