Animal Database

Hi Homo sapien! Welcome to Animal Database! Anyway, did you know that you're 60% genetically similar to banana trees?

READ MORE

Animal Database
Advertisement
Animal Database
Pancake Batfish
Pancake-batfish1
Information
Range Western Atlantic, North Carolina, Northern Gulf of Mexico to Northern South America. They inhabit a subtropical, sandy, reef-associated, and 45–820 m deep environment.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Lophiiformes
Family Ogcocephalidae
Genus Halieutichthys
Species H. aculeatus
Conservation Status
LCSpecies
Least Concern

The Pancake batfish, (Halieutichthys aculeatus), belongs to the family Ogcocephalidae. Their distributrition includes western Atlantic, North Carolina, northern Gulf of Mexico to northern South America. They inhabit a subtropical, sandy, reef-associated, and 45–820 m deep environment.

They live on the bottom, covered in sand. The fish are flat, resembling pancakes.

Two new species of Halieutichthys batfish were discovered in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, in the region directly affected by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. The two species were named the louisiana pancake batfish and Halieutichthys bispinosus.

Advertisement