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Walking Batfish or Ogcocephalus porrectus OdySea Aquarium Geotagged,Ogcocephalus Sp.,Ogcocephalus porrectus,United States,Winter Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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Ogcocephalus porrectus is endemic to Cocos Island off the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. What makes this fish distinctive are its rosy red lips, specialized pectoral fins used for "walking", and an illicium used for attracting prey.

Similar species: Anglerfishes
Species identified by William Bodine
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Uploaded Mar 18, 2023. Captured Mar 16, 2023 14:29 in 9500 East Vía de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85250, USA.
  • Canon EOS 70D
  • f/4.5
  • 1/166s
  • ISO4000
  • 65mm