Monday Archives: GIANT Deep-Sea Ogcocephalus sp.

by | Aug 14, 2023 | Fish | 0 comments

batfishGood morning folks, the weirdness continues with this off the charts giant Batfish, Ogcocephalus sp. found once again two and a half miles off shore on the tiny island of St. Eustatius.

For a size reference there is a rusted bottle-cap under him, it stands out pretty easily as it’s the only thing not white.

So what do batfish eat you ask?? Good question, I had to Google it myself and found this little blurb on the “Untamed Science” site: “Like many deep sea fish, batfish are voracious carnivores. They use the modified dorsal spine as a lure (called an illicium) to attract prey. It is protected by an elongated snout. In general, they eat mainly small fish, mollusks, and crustaceans such as shrimps and crabs.” MORE

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