Definition of Batfish

1. Noun. Bottom-dweller of warm western Atlantic coastal waters having a flattened scaleless body that crawls about on fleshy pectoral and pelvic fins.




Definition of Batfish

1. n. A name given to several species of fishes: (a) The Malthe vespertilio of the Atlantic coast. (b) The flying gurnard of the Atlantic (Cephalacanthus spinarella). (c) The California batfish or sting ray (Myliobatis Californicus.)

Definition of Batfish

1. Noun. Any of several anglerfish of the family ''Ogcocephalidae'' ¹

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Definition of Batfish

1. a batlike fish [n -ES]

Medical Definition of Batfish

1. A name given to several species of fishes: The Malthe vespertilio of the Atlantic coast. The flying gurnard of the Atlantic (Cephalacanthus spinarella). The California batfish or sting ray (Myliobatis Californicus) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Batfish

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1. Fishes of Australia: A Popular and Systematic Guide to the Study of the by David George Stead (1906)
"batfish (Monodactylus argenteus). The batfish is common from a little south of Port Jackson all along the coastline of New South Wales and Queensland; but, ..."

2. Natural Emirates: Wildlife and Environment of the United Arab Emirates by Peter Vine (1996)
"Young batfish have Inns dorsal and ventral fins which shorten as the batfish ... Round batfish Gre\ to black dorsally, rounded and laterally compressed. ..."

3. Fishes by David Starr Jordan (1907)
"batfish ... these new conditions, from a fish-like stock have arisen all the birds and beasts and men that have dwelt upon the earth. .. : FIG. 673.—batfish ..."

4. Archaeology of the United Arab Emirates: Proceedings of the First by Daniel T. Potts, Hasan Al Naboodah, Peter Hellyer (2003)
"Indian mackerel, batfish and triggerfish. Various fishing methods are used in such areas including basket traps, nets, and hook and line. ..."

5. The Story of the Fishes by George Robert Charles Herbert Pembroke, James Newton Baskett, George Henry Kingsley (1899)
"... fins appear to be fastened to the body by a kind of stem, especially noticeable in the batfish ; the fish crawls about with them (see Fig. 23, page 47). ..."

6. Final Report by New Jersey Geological Survey (1890)
"(Lophius, L.) M. vespertilio, L. batfish. Pale grayish brown above, reddish below; forehead produced into a conical process. Dorsal rays, 4; anal rays, 4; ..."

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