Ogcocephalidae is the official term for a bat fish. Typically, bat fish dwell on the bottom of the ocean floor. So this was a rare find indeed. They are found in deep, lightless waters of the Atlantic, Indian and western Pacific Oceans.
They are laterally compressed fishes similar in appearance to rays, with a large circular, triangular, or box-shaped head and a small tail. The largest members of the family are about 50 centimeters (20 in) in length.
They are bottom-dwelling fishes, mostly found on the continental slope at depths between 200 meters(660 ft) and 1,000 meters (3,300 ft).
This fish typically lives in water depths, where a person like you and I, would never see them. SO TO FIND THIS FISH OFF THE DOCK WHERE I LIVE, IS A RARE FIND INDEED!
When I am not with my tutor, homeschooling, you will find me in and around the dock looking for interesting stuff. What I really like about Belize, is that all the animals here, are truly unique and different. I love seeing them, and reading about them.
Below are some pictures of bat fishes, for you to enjoy You can see Scuba diving with them, which is rare.
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Hi, my name is Trenton S. Turley. I've been living in Belize now for 11 years. Hope you enjoy reading my many blog posts. I write about things, that are passionate to me.
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