TITLE

Batfish

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Batfish, a family of saltwater fish. There are about 30 species. A common species found in Caribbean waters is the longnose batfish. It has a broad, flattened body with an elongated snout. Strong pectoral (breast) fins, shaped like the hind legs of a frog, enable the batfish to move over the sea bottom in search of prey�small fish, crustaceans, and mollusks. Its mouth is small, and its skin is studded with small bits of bone. It reaches a length of about 12 inches (30 cm).
ACCESSION #
37309836

 

Related Articles

  • Batfish.  // Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition;Feb2013, p1 

    Batfish: see angler.

  • Batfish.  // Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th Edition;Q1 2017, p1 

    Batfish: see angler.

  • Wuzzat?  // National Geographic World;Oct95, Issue 242, p31 

    Features the batfish. Habitat; Anatomical adaptations.

  • WATCH OUT, PANCAKE BATFISHES! Hulick, Katbryn // Odyssey;Jan2011, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p3 

    The article presents information on the Louisiana pancake batfish.

  • On patrol north of the Philippine island of Luzon, USS Batfish... M.E.H. // World War II;Jan97, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p6 

    Editorial. Focuses on the exploits of the USS Batfish, a submarine in February 1945 during World War II. Prevention of the Japanese evacuation of the island of Formosa; Chronology of the events; Number of submarines sunk by the Batfish.

  • Batfishing in the rainforest. White, Randy Wayne // Salt Water Sportsman;Nov94, Vol. 55 Issue 11, p99 

    Recounts the author's fishing trips in different lands. Batfishing in the Costa Rica; Snook or tarpon fishing; Fishing symptoms; Passion for fish.

  • BEHIND THE SHOT.  // Sport Diver;Sep2012, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p26 

    The author describes his photography of a school of batfishes during a night dive at the Fahara Giri site in the Maldives.

  • Pucker Up for Valentine's Day.  // Scholastic News -- Edition 2;Feb2011, Vol. 67 Issue 5, Special section p1 

    The article presents questions and answers related to animals including batfish, caterpillar and scarlet macaw.

  • HALLOWEEN UNDER THE SEA. Summers, B. F. // National Geographic Kids;Oct2005, Issue 354, p32 

    Presents information on several aquatic animals with unusual names. Viperfish; Batfish; Hatchetfish; Goblin shark.

  • Forecasts: Nonfiction. Stuttaford, G. // Publishers Weekly;9/27/1991, Vol. 238 Issue 43, p52 

    Reviews the book `Batfishing in the Rainforest: Strange Tales of Travel and Fishing,` by Randy Wayne White.

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics