Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

United States

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

Type of Residency: Year-round

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Western Atlantic: restricted to the northern and western Gulf of Mexico.
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Western Atlantic.
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Physical Description

Size

Maximum size: 310 mm TL
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Max. size

31.0 cm TL (male/unsexed; (Ref. 7251))
  • Robins, C.R. and G.C. Ray 1986 A field guide to Atlantic coast fishes of North America. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, U.S.A. 354 p. (Ref. 7251)
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Diagnostic Description

Entire dorsal surface of the body covered with polkadot-like pattern of dark spots. Allometric growth of the rostrum: a relatively long rostrum in small specimens and sometimes a merely knoblike in large ones. Has a wider mouth than cubifrons. Lateral line scale count: subopercular usually 9, cheek series 9. Ventral surface of pectoral fin rays thickened with fleshy pads (Ref. 40824).
  • Bradbury, M.G. 1980 A revision of the fish genus Ogcocephalus with descriptions of new species from the western Atlantic Ocean (Ogcocephalidae: Lophiiformes). Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 42(7):229-285. (Ref. 40824)
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Type Information

Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 120071
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Baughman
Year Collected: 1941
Locality: Galveston, Texas, Texas, United States, Gulf of Mexico, North America, Atlantic
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 120070
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Baughman
Year Collected: 1941
Locality: Off Aransas Pass, Texas., Texas, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 179682
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1940
Locality: Galveston, Texas., Texas, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 118610
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1940
Locality: Galveston, Texas., Texas, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 118611
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Baughman
Locality: Freeport, Texas, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 118605
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Baughman
Locality: Freeport, Texas, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 118604
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): J. Baughman
Year Collected: 1940
Locality: Galveston Bay, Texas., Texas, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 118603
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): A. Collier
Year Collected: 1934
Locality: Galveston, Texas, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 188803
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1938
Locality: Texas, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
Depth (m): 13
Vessel: Pelican
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 188805
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1938
Locality: Texas, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
Depth (m): 13.7
Vessel: Pelican
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 188783
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1947
Locality: Mexico: 10 mi. N of Huts' Bayou, Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
Vessel: Pelican
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 188755
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1938
Locality: Louisiana, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
Depth (m): 15.5
Vessel: Pelican
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 188758
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1939
Locality: Texas, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
Depth (m): 15
Vessel: Pelican
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 188775
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1947
Locality: Mexico: Off Huts' Bayou., Mexico, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
Depth (m): 5 to 18
Vessel: Pelican
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 188769
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1941
Locality: SSE of Eugene I., Louisiana, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
Depth (m): 6.4 to 6.4
Vessel: Pelican
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 188756
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1961
Locality: Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
Vessel: Pelican
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 94443
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Collector(s): G. Shupee
Year Collected: 1934
Locality: Texas coast, Texas, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 188800
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Locality: Pt. Isabel, Texas., Texas, United States, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Paratype for Ogcocephalus pantostictus Bradbury
Catalog Number: USNM 188798
Collection: Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Department of Vertebrate Zoology, Division of Fishes
Year Collected: 1941
Locality: Gulf of Mexico: 5 mi. offshore, Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
Vessel: Pelican
  • Paratype: Bradbury, M. G. 1980. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series. 42 (7): 264.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat Type: Marine

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Environment

demersal; marine; depth range 9 - 31 m (Ref. 40824)
  • Bradbury, M.G. 1980 A revision of the fish genus Ogcocephalus with descriptions of new species from the western Atlantic Ocean (Ogcocephalidae: Lophiiformes). Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 42(7):229-285. (Ref. 40824)
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Depth range based on 1 specimen in 1 taxon.

Environmental ranges
  Depth range (m): 13.7 - 13.7
 
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Depth: 9 - 30m.
From 9 to 30 meters.

Habitat: demersal.
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Migration

Non-Migrant: No. All populations of this species make significant seasonal migrations.

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make local extended movements (generally less than 200 km) at particular times of the year (e.g., to breeding or wintering grounds, to hibernation sites).

Locally Migrant: No. No populations of this species make annual migrations of over 200 km.

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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: GNR - Not Yet Ranked

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Threats

Not Evaluated
  • IUCN 2006 2006 IUCN red list of threatened species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded July 2006.
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