Ogcocephalus vespertilioSeadevil | Brazilian Batfish
Elongated nose-like protuberance on head, body wide and flattened, pectoral fins strong and almost foot-like, gill openings in between pectoral fin and tail bases. Dark spots and narrow white lines for reticulated patches on sides of tail, over gill openings, on back and on face. Sits on the bottom perched on its stout pelvic and pectoral fins, often burying itself in the sand.
Max Size: 31 cm
Sea Temperature Range: 24.6-28°C
Habitat Generalization Index: N/A
Also referred to as the SGI (Species Generalisation Index), this describes the habitat niche breadth of the species. Species with values less than 15 are found in a relatively narrow range of reef habitat types (specialists), while those over 25 may be found on most hard substrates within their range (generalists). Learn more here.
Conservation and Rarity
IUCN Status: Not Evaluated
Occurrence: Common (33.3% of sites)
Occurrence describes how often the species is found on surveys within its distribution. It is calculated as the % of reef sites surveyed by RLS divers across all the ecoregions in which the species has been observed
Abundance: Solitary (1 per transect)
Abundance is calculated as the average number of individuals recorded per RLS transect, where present.
Edit by: Joe Shields