- any of a family (Ogcocephalidae) of angler fishes
- a batlike ray (Myliobatis californica) of the E Pacific
- flying gurnard
Origin of batfishbat + fish
nounpl. batfish or bat·fish·es
(plural batfishes or batfish)
- Any of several anglerfish of the family Ogcocephalidae
- Any of several spade-shaped, laterally compressed, reef-dwelling tropical fish of the genus Platax.