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All Animals

Batfish

The walking batfish is “benthic” or living on the ocean floor. It uses its pectoral fins to walk along the bottom! They spend more time walking than swimming.

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Ogcocephalus sp.

Range

Warm and temperate seas worldwide

Location in the Zoo

Kipp Aquarium

Cool Animal Fact

As members of the fish group known as ‘anglerfish’, they are equipped with a lure they extend from their forehead as bait to bring prey close enough to be eaten.