Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Actinopterygii

Order: Lophiiformes

Family: Ogcocephalidae

Genus: Ogcocephalus

Species: O. vespertilio


The Brazzilian Batfish or the seadevil is belonging to the family Ogcocephalidae, they live to depths of up to 3300 feet on the ocean-floor, covered in sand. The fish are flat, resembling pancakes. It preys on bottom-dwelling invertebrates. The Brazilian batfish or Seadevil, Ogcocephalus vespertilio, is a species of batfish. Its distribution includes the western Atlantic, from the Antilles to Brazil.[1] This species grows to a length of 30.5 centimetres (12.0 in) TL.