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Starry Handfish
Halieutaea-stellata-1-Sea-of-Japan-450x299
Information
Common Name Red Batfish
Range Indo-Pacific oceans at depths of between 50 and 400 m.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Actinopterygii
Order Lophiiformes
Family Ogcocephalidae
Genus Halieutaea
Species H. stellata

The Starry handfish, or red batfish, (Halieutaea stellata), is a batfish of the family Ogcocephalidae found on the continental shelves of the Indo-Pacific oceans at depths of between 50 and 400 m. They are up to 30 cm long.

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